OCHS theater to present comedy farce “Noises Off” (or “Nothing On”)

Actors in “Noises Off” or “Nothing On”, front from left, Claire Crawford, Adam Delekta, middle, Jolson Robert, Olivia Camarena, Colton Williams, Georgia Hutton, Karley Reece; back, Jade Potter, Wyatt Orender.

The Osage City High School theater department will be presenting the comedy “Noises Off”, by Michael Frayn, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in the OCHS auditorium.

“Noises Off” is a farce play about a group of actors putting on the play “Nothing On.” Unfortunately, the drama is not confined to the stage. The love triangles, miscommunications, door slamming, and missed cues will leave the audience rolling with laughter.

Act One features a rehearsal of the play “Nothing On”, a British comedy, where things are not going well as they are rapidly approaching opening night. Act Two features a completely revolving set, which gives the audience a rare glimpse into what is going on backstage during a performance of a play. Act Three is a performance of “Nothing On” that goes terribly wrong.

The play cast includes junior Colton Williams as Lloyd the director of “Nothing On”; senior Georgia Hutton as Poppy, a stage manager for the show; and freshman Wyatt Orender as Tim, another stage manager. Junior Claire Crawford portrays both Dotty, an actress, and Mrs. Clackett, her British character in “Nothing On.” Other actors in dual roles include junior Jolson Robert as Frederick and Philip; sophomore Karley Reece as Belinda and Flavia; sophomore Adam Delekta as Garry and Roger; sophomore Olivia Camarena as Brooke and Vicki; and sophomore Jade Potter as Selsdon and the Burglar.

The crew for “Noises Off” includes junior Aliks Serna, stage manager; senior Dalton Shaffer, sophomore Dylan Shaffer, sophomore Lucy Martin, junior Kevin Lauber, stage crew; sophomore Ryan Lauber, sound board operator; and freshman Dani Kerns, light board operator. The play is directed by Kathy Camarena and Jaime McCoy. Bryan Sage built the set.

Admission for the play is $5 per person. If OCHS is playing football on either Nov. 17 or 18, there will not be a performance that night and the troupe will have its second performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19.

Information and photo thanks to Kathy Camarena.

 


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