Hickory – The frantic farce Noises Off! begins its eight performance run this Thursday, February 11 at 7:30pm. Performances continue through Sunday, February 21. The full schedule and ticket information can be found on the theatre website at hickorytheatre.org.

Noises Off! is a play-within-a-play about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors.

The Tony Award-winner takes a hilarious look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure of pure hilarity. Noises Off! captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. The result is a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, from flubbed lines and missed cues to mounting friction between cast members. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off! is a delightful backstage fierce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and even flying sardines!

Performances of Noises Off! are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (Feb 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20) at 7:30pm, and Sundays (Feb 14 and 21) at 2:30pm.

This production will be broadcast live online. Tickets are $10 for a single viewer and $18 for a household. Tickets for the general public are available through the theatre’s website at hickorytheatre.org. Due to limitations by the ticketing service provider, reservations for subscribers are only available by contacting the box office at 828-328-2283 or emailing [email protected].

In person seating is available for all performances, with limited capacity in compliance with the governor’s executive order. Tickets for all seats are $18 per person and may be purchased by calling the box office at 828-328-2283 between 12pm and 5pm weekdays.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Noises Off! is produced by Paul Sapp, Christy Lohr Sapp and Betty Lohr. A Cleaner World, Paramount Automotive, the City of Hickory, the United Arts Council of Catawba County, Sunbelt Xpress and Dr. George Clay, DDS are the sponsors of the 2020-2021 Season.

PHOTO: Donavon Harper, Jennifer Canterbury, Dorothy Best, Jordan Randall and Tiffany Christian in Noises Off, opening Thursday, February 11th at the Hickory Community Theatre. Performances run February 11-21, 2021, broadcasting live from the Jeffers Theatre and with limited in person seating. For show times and tickets visit hickorytheatre.org or call 828-328-2283. Photo by Eric Seale.