Noises Off performers
Feb 9, 2012

FVCC Kicks Off Spring Season with Timeless Classic "Noises Off"

The “New York Post” called Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off” the “funniest farce ever written.”  Flathead Valley Community College Theatre will open its spring season with this fast-paced, slam door, bawdy comedy March 2.

A play within a play is the best way to describe this clever comedy.  “Noises Off” offers a backstage look at a company of actors during the rehearsal and subsequent tour of a bedroom farce called “Nothing On.”  The idea for it was born in 1970 when Frayn was standing in the wings watching a performance of “Chinamen,” a farce that he had written for Lynn Redgrave.  According to the playwright, “It was funnier from behind than in front, and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind.”

“Noises Off” is directed by FVCC’s own Theatre Instructor Joe Legate with a large supporting tech crew led by FVCC Theatre Designer and Technical Director Rich Haptonstall.  The cast includes Colton Christensen as “Garry,” Hugh Butterfield as “Lloyd,” Andrea Cheroske as “Dotty,” Kenny Griggs as “Frederick,” Shelby Biedermann as “Poppy,” Caitlin Bloom as “Brooke,” Ashley Bloom as “Belinda,” Neiman Wilson as “Tim,” and Greg Bortz as “Selsdon.”

Performances of “Noises Off” will take place March 2, 3 and 9 at 7 p.m. and March 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the FVCC Theatre inside the Arts and Technology Building on the FVCC Kalispell campus.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and free for all students.  Advanced tickets are available at the FVCC Bookstore in Blake Hall at (406) 756-3814 or online at   Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the FVCC Theatre Box Office 60 minutes prior to showtimes.  Patrons are encouraged to reserve tickets early due to a seating configuration that limits prime seating.

Noises Off” contains strong language.  For more information, contact Legate at 756-3906 or email