Comedy, rotating stage featured in ‘Noises Off’ |

Comedy, rotating stage featured in ‘Noises Off’

Megan Roberto
Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Cast members rehearsing for the South Tahoe High School play "Noises Off" are, from left, Evan Sarosik, Mike Massengale, Kristen Dore, Travis Urban, Sarah Payne, Katie Killebrew, Mario Gonzales, Carrie Bauwens and Bubba Romagnolo.

South Tahoe High School’s advanced drama class will perform Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off” at 7 p.m. March 2, 3, and 4 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. March 6 Sunday in the STHS Little Theater. There will be no performance Saturday. General admission for the play is $8. Senior citizens and students with a student body card will be admitted for $6.

The story, set in the present day, is most simply put as a play within a play. During the first act the audience watches as the director, cast and crew struggle to make it through the dress rehearsal. As the hectic preparation and utter confusion are presented on stage, one cannot but feel a common bond that procrastination presents. Then, with the beginning of act two and the revolution of the whole set, the “back stage” events are presented. The intricate timing and slapstick comedy makes this act hilarious. During the third act the set revolves back to the main stage and we watch the actual performance for the first time.

The production will showcase the talents of Katie Killebrew, Evan Sarosik, Travis Urban, Sarah Payne, Carrie Bauwens, Bubba Romagnolo, Kristen Doore, Michael Massengale and Mario Gonzales. While the actors have labored for months on the play, Drake Niven and the stagecraft class worked on the complicated set. The main problem in building the set is it rotates 360 degrees and must look like a two-story house.

While it has been hard for cast and crew alike, the ability to present an unforgettable show is definitely worth the work. Please support the South Tahoe High School Drama Department by attending the show. Tickets are available at South Tahoe High School. For more information call (530) 541-4111, Ext. 228. Tickets will be sold at the door.

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