By Hope Perez
The King’s Theatrical Society (KTS) has produced another hit with their performance of Noises Off.
The play ran for two weeks this month. By the end of the second week, the show was sold out. Students were waiting for hours in advance for tickets.
“We have actually been working on the play since September, ” says actor Jackson Byrne.
Due to the long rehearsal period, the actors were able to experience new training methods, like working with accent coaches and trying dangerous theatrical stunts.
“It was interesting to work on creating sounds that form the [British] accent. Another highlight was the stunts. I got pretty banged up during the stairs falls but it was really fun,” says Byrne.
|Jackson Byrne comments on the length of the production process|
The play was written by Michael Frayn and portrays the members of a small production company as they face the challenges of producing a play.
During the third and final act, the audience enters Frayn’s fictional world. The characters perform Nothing On, which is the play they were rehearsing in the first two acts.
Actress Ana Matisse Donefer Hickie says, “The performance went really well. The third act is great because if something went wrong the audience would never know.”