For yet another year, alumni of CBA’s Pegasus Production Company will return to the stage to put on their annual summer production, which is set to be the comedy Noises Off!.
Last year’s production, It’s Only a Play, gathered audiences for a delightful and hilarious performance, and this summer’s play will surely bring the same entertainment. As part of an initiative led by Mr. Marcos Orozco, chairman of the science department at CBA and director of Pegasus Theater, Noises Off! continues the tradition of promoting the theatrical arts year-round. This will be the third annual show managed and performed entirely by alumni of CBA and Pegasus Production Company.
Noises Off!, revived on Broadway in 2016, is based around a theater company trying to rapidly run through their final dress rehearsal of their show Nothing On before the audience arrives. Watch as this wide variety of farcical characters brings this play to life and audiences to tears of laughter. StageAgent writes: “Michael Frayn’s Noises Off takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Frayne gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and — of course — flying sardines!”
This show will star Pegasus alumni from the past three decades, which will provide for a great opportunity for current students and alumni to work together. Their experiences since graduation from the Academy has proven to benefit their performance and bring this exciting production to life. This is further displayed in their collaborative work with current CBA students and their efforts to better understand the different aspects to a theatrical production.
Noises Off! will have three performances on July 27th and 28th at 7pm and July 29th at 2pm. These performances will be held at Henderson Theater on the Christian Brothers Academy campus. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling 732-907-PEGA (7342) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.