A Palate Cleanser of Sardines

The world is a stressful place right now. If you need a couple of hours to check out, engage in some self-care, and recharge your batteries with laughter, I recommend Pentacle Theatre’s production of Noises Off, directed by Susan Schoaps. Written in 1982 by British playwright Michael Frayn, Noises Off is the mother of all modern farces and includes the most quintessential “play-within-a-play” since Pyramus and Thisbe. Act one presents the dress rehearsal of a standard British sex farce called Nothing On, which is funny enough in itself. Act two shows the backstage action of the same play, as...

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