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Craziness abounds in ‘Noises Off’
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CAST MEMBERS from Farmington City’s upcoming dinner theater production of “Noises Off.”
CAST MEMBERS from Farmington City’s upcoming dinner theater production of “Noises Off.”
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BY JENNIFFER WARDELL

Associate Editor

FARMINGTON —  Sometimes, what’s going on behind the scenes is the best part of the show.

That’s especially true in “Noises Off,” a three-act farce that follows a hapless cast as they attempt to put on a play. Farmington City’s dinner theater production will run Oct. 9-12 at 7 p.m. at the community arts center, 120 S. Main.

“This is a show that’s just super fun and crazy,” said director Breanne Hoskisson.  “It’s not often done in Utah, but I love it.”

The play follows a theater company all the way through the last night of rehearsals for a play called “Nothing On,” then follows the company all the way to a show later in the play’s run. The second act, which flips the set, shows all of the running around the actors do behind the scenes.

“Most of the second act is done in silence, which was kind of fun,” said Hoskisson.

That rotating set has been one of the biggest obstacles for the Farmington production. The set for “Nothing On” is a two-story house, which has to be able to be turned a full 180-degrees for the second act.

“You have to be able to move it quickly enough for everyone in the audience not to get bored,” said Hoskisson. “It’s been a challenge to fit it on the Farmington stage.”

Luckily, the cast has been able to tackle it.

“We have a great set of actors,” she said. “They’re definitely adaptable.”

Tickets are $18, and must be purchased in advance either online at webtrac.farmington.utah.gov or in person at the Farmington Parks and Recreation office, 720 W. 100 North.  Seating begins at 6:45 p.m.

“It’s fun for audiences to see behind the scenes,” said Hoskisson. “And everyone who’s ever done a show can relate to it.”
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