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Rubicon Theatre Company Continues Season with Noises Off

Alyson Lindsay as Brooke Ashton and William Langan as Lloyd Dallas in Noises Off. (Photo Credit: Jeanne Tanner)

Rubicon Theatre continues the company’s 16th Not Your Typical Season with sardines and lingerie in NOISES OFF, a comic romp by Michael Frayn about the outrageous exploits of a company of actors which opensSaturday, February 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura’s Downtown Cultural District. The production continues Wednesdays through Sundays through February 23, with low-priced previews onWednesday, January 29 at 7 p.m., Thursday, January 30 at 8 p.m. and Friday, January 31 at 8 p.m. NOISES OFF features a cast of nine talented professionals under the direction of theatre veteran KENNETH ALBERS, who makes his Rubicon debut with this production. Albers’ extensive credits include the Abbey Theatre in Ireland, eight seasons as a resident director and actor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Yale Rep, and numerous others.

Described by Frank Rich of the New York Times as the “funniest play written in my lifetime,” NOISES OFF is an ingenious play-within-a-play which follows a touring company as they rehearse and present a bedroom farce called Nothing On, filled with slamming doors, mistaken identities, infidelities and scantily clad women. As the characters make their exits from Nothing On, they find themselves in hilarious situations where anything that can go awry, does. In the end, the onstage and offstage worlds collide, creating a scandalously silly and fabulously funny nervous breakdown.

Regular performances are Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Talkbacks are scheduled after Wednesday 7 p.m. performances with the actors and special guests on February 5, 12 and 19.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $49. Tickets for students are $25. The Opening Night premiere on February 1 is $150 per person and includes pre-show champagne and truffles, tickets, admission to the private post-show party generously hosted by The Watermark and owners Kathy and Mark Hartley with the cast and local VIPs, as well as a tax-deductible donation to Rubicon.

Tickets for NOISES OFF may be purchased in person through RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY’s BOX OFFICE at the corner of Main and Laurel in Ventura (Laurel entrance and downstairs). To charge by phone, call (805) 667-2900or go to www.rubicontheatre.org.

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