Noises Off, Directed by Titanic's Don Stephenson, Opens June 5

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05 Jun 2014

Don Stephenson
Don Stephenson
Photo by Monica Simoes

The Pittsburgh Public Theater production of Michael Frayn's Noises Off, directed by Broadway's Don Stephenson (Titanic, The Producers, Rock of Ages), officially opens June 5 following previews that began May 29.

The award-winning farce continues through June 29 at the O’Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater’s home.

The cast features Karen Baum (Poppy, the Assistant Stage Manager), Scott Cote (Tim, the Stage Manager), Preston Dyar (Frederick/Philip/Sheikh), Garrett Long (Belinda/Flavia), Michael MacCauley (Lloyd, the Director), Noah Plomgren (Gary/Roger), Ralph Redpath (Selsdon/The Burglar), Helena Ruoti (Dotty/Mrs. Clackett) and Laura Woyasz (Brooke/Vicki).

"The ingenious Noises Off is written as a play-within-a-play," according to the Pittsburgh Public. "As it begins, we watch a troupe of middling British actors rehearse the sex comedy, Nothing On. In Act 2, our perspective changes and we see the action from backstage. Act 3 is a chaotic performance of Nothing On."

The design team includes Michael Schweikardt (scenic), Amy Clark (costumes), Kirk Bookman (lighting) and Zach Moore (sound). The dialect coach is Don Wadsworth. The production stage manager is Fred Noel, and the assistant stage manager is Kelly Haywood.



For tickets call (412) 316-1600 or visit ppt.org.