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Noises Off!
By Michael Frayn

Feb 10-12 & 17-19, 2006
Directed by Ryan Ruffatti

“Noises Off”, a farce written by Michael Frayn, opened February 10th at The Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theatre, located at 201 W. Jefferson at historic Bluff Street, Joliet.

The Joliet Drama Guild presented “Noises Off” on February 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 8PM and February 12 and 19 at 2PM.

The comedy, which promises enough laughs to banish seasonal depression, follows the on and off stage antics of a clumsy acting troupe through blundering dress rehearsals to disastrous closing night. Expect door-slamming, sardine-flying, side-splitting fun from the talented cast, which includes: Leon Briick of Joliet as Selsdon, Eric Clement of Romeoville as Frederick, Theresa Lang of Joliet as Brooke, Eric Moniger of Joliet as Garry, Tiffany Moore of Wheaton as Belinda, Tony Shannon of Plainfield as Lloyd, George Skrobuton of Mokena as Tim, Annalis Whalen of Joliet as Poppy, and Rae Williams of Bolingbrook as Dotty.

“Noises Off” is directed by Ryan Ruffatti of Rolling Meadows and Tina Matriciano of Palos Hills is the Producer. Assistant Director is Ellwyn Gulick of Joliet and April Esposito of Joliet is the Stage Manager.

The Joliet Drama Guild is an all-volunteer community theatre organization that is enjoying its 73rd season. Other productions this year include “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” in April, “The Importance of Being Earnest” in June (at the University of St. Francis), and “Hello Dolly” in July and August 2006.

Cast and Crew

Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett     Rae H. Williams
Lloyd Dallas    Tony Shannon
Garry Lejeune/Roger    Eric Moniger
Brooke Ashton/Vicki    Theresa Lang
Poppy Norton-Taylor    Annalis Whalen
Frederick Fellows/Philip    Eric J. Clement
Belinda Blair/Flavia    Tiffany Moore
Tim Algood    George Skrobuton
Selsdon Mowbray/Burglar    Loen Briick
 
Director    Ryan Ruffatti
Assisant Director    Ellwyn Gulick
Producers    Tina Marticiano, Chuck Peterson
Stage Manager    April Esposito
Props    Mike Manolakes
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