Montreal, January 3, 2017 – The Segal Centre is proud to present the widely popular comedy Noises Off by Michael Frayn. The shenanigans unfold both onstage and off in this classic play-within-a-play where lovers scheme, doors slam, clothes spontaneously fly off, and unbelievable hijinks ensue. The winner of multiple “Best Play” awards, Noises Off will be on the Segal stage for three weeks only, January 29 through February 19.
A Farcical Gem!
Hailed by many as the funniest play ever written, Noises Off follows the adventures of an ambitious director and his ragtag group of actors as they valiantly (and vainly) attempt to stage a doomed production of the fictional play Nothing On. When love triangles, forgotten lines, slamming doors, and an inordinate amount of prop sardines turn backstage drama into onstage mayhem, can this motley crew manage to pull their act together to put on a show?
Legendary artists back at the Segal
“I couldn’t be more excited to be back at my favorite theatre in the city, directing the play I’ve been dreaming about directing since I was a teenager,” exclaimed Director Jacob Tierney.
The Segal is thrilled to welcome back celebrated film and television director Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky, Good Neighbours, and co-creator of Letterkenny). The native Montrealer directed the winner of the META (Montreal English Theatre Awards) for Outstanding Production Travesties by Tom Stoppard at the Segal in 2015. He will lead an all-star cast featuring Gemini award-winners Martha Burns (TV: Slings and Arrows, Due South, and Stratford’s definitive Long Day’s Journey into Night) and David Julian Hirsh (Weeds). Hirsh, a former Montrealer best known for his TV roles in Naked Josh, Lovebites, and St. Urbain’s Horseman, will take on the role of Lloyd Dallas, the troupe’s hapless director. Many familiar faces will grace the Segal stage with the return of Marcel Jeannin (The Secret Annex, The Graduate at the Segal and the film, Bon Cop, Bad Cop), Chala Hunter (Travesties at the Segal and Tarragon’s Wormwood, and Titus Andronicus), Daniel Lillford (Glengarry Glen Ross, Travesties at the Segal and CBC’s Trailer Park Boys), Amanda Lisman (Othello at the Segal and TV’s Arrow, and Suits), and Andrew Shaver (Segal credits include being seen in The Seagull, and directing The Graduate and Sherlock Holmes). Rounding out this dynamic ensemble are Michael Musi (CBC’s Kim’s Convenience, and FXX’s Man Seeking Woman) and Kaitlyn Riordan (CBS’s Reign, and Stratford’s Blithe Spirit and The Merchant of Venice).
The award-winning creative team from Travesties returns including, Pierre-Étienne Locas (Set Designer), Louise Bourret (Costume Designer), Nicolas Descôteaux (Lighting Designer), and Dmitri Marine (Head of Sound).
Of Noises Off, Artistic & Executive Director Lisa Rubin says:
“I can’t think of a better way to warm up during the winter months than with a side-splitting, hilarious comedy. Everyone should have an opportunity to see this beloved classic at least once; and to see it done under Jacob Tierney’s leadership with this top notch cast is a thrilling opportunity for the Segal Centre and a real treat for our audience!”
The doors in Noises Off, slam shut a grand total of 360 times during the play. In addition, “sardines” is said 228 times!
About the Segal Centre for Performing Arts
The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to nurturing, producing and presenting world-class English-language theatre and to showcasing the best professional artists from Montreal and beyond. A part of the community since 1967, the organization was reborn in 2007 as the Segal Centre and has since expanded to become a nationally recognized venue for the performing arts with a focus on creation, innovation, diversity and cross-cultural collaborations. Driven by a belief in the power of the arts to strengthen and connect communities, the Segal’s programming emphasizes original interpretations of popular classic and contemporary works, new Canadian musicals and engaging productions with universal appeal. www.segalcentre.org
DOTTY OTLEY – Martha Burns
LLOYD DALLAS – David Julian Hirsh
BELINDA BLAIR – Chala Hunter
FREDERICK (FREDDY) FELLOWES – Marcel Jeannin
SELSDON MOWBRAY – Daniel Lillford
BROOKE ASHTON – Amanda Lisman
TIMOTHY ALLGOOD – Michael Musi
POPPY NORTON-TAYLOR – Kaitlyn Riordan
GARRY LEJEUNE – Andrew Shaver
BY Michael Frayn
DIRECTOR Jacob Tierney
SET DESIGNER Pierre-Étienne Locas
COSTUME DESIGNER Louise Bourret
LIGHTING DESIGNER Nicolas Descôteaux
HEAD OF SOUND Dmitri Marine
STAGE MANAGER Samira Rose
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Birdie Gregor
APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGER Emlyn VanBruinswaardt
TICKETS: CAD$ 51 – 65
January 29 – February 19, 2017
Sunday, January 29 – 1:30 p.m.
Monday, January 30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 31 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Night (by invitation only):
Wednesday, February 1 – 8:00 p.m.
Mondays – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays – Saturdays (closed Fridays) – 8:00 p.m.
Sundays – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, February 8 &15 – 1:00 p.m.
Sundays, February 5, 12 & 19 – 2:00 p.m.
SUNDAY @ THE SEGAL
In this enriching pre-show lecture a panel of theatre professionals promise to reveal funny and intriguing tales from behind the curtain!
Sunday, January 29 – 11:00 a.m.
MONDAY NIGHT TALKBACKS
A chance to interact with the creators and actors of the play after the curtain goes down.
Mondays, February 6 & 13
Buy tickets online at www.segalcentre.org