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CONTACT: Beth L. Lorow
Comedy production, “Noises Off,” staged by Messiah College School of the Arts
Directed by Valerie Rae Smith, chair of the Messiah College theatre department, “Noises Off” was written by playwright Michael Frayn. This play within a play follows a group of inept British actors who are preparing for the opening of “Nothing On.” Hilarious hijinks and mayhem ensue as the show tours the country en route to Stockton on Tees and the players have to deal with each other’s personal issues while trying to put on a good show.
The ensemble includes Brandon Davies as Lloyd and Abigail Getty as Mrs. Clackett/Dotty. Supporting cast members include Brian Christensen as Burglar/Selsdon, Jim DuBois as Phillip/Frederick, Stephen Kirsch as Roger/Garry, Stephanie Leh as Vicki/Brooke, Curt LeVan as Tim and Jo Pfistner as Flavia/Belinda.
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 2,900 undergraduate students in 50 majors. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.
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ARTICLE DATE: THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006
ARTICLE NUMBER: MC-030-06