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Somers High School Drama “Noises Off” Opens Friday

The group of actors in show

Flubbed lines. Missed cues. Big egos. Is this what really goes on behind the scenes of a theatrical production?

Come find out this weekend as Somers High School Drama Club performs the comedic “Noises Off”, a three-act play about how what can go wrong actually will for an unprepared cast and crew as they get ready for their opening night performance.

Somers High School Chorus Director Chris Russo said the excitement is building for the show. The cast and crew are hammering away, putting final touches on lighting, the set, and their lines and are eager to share this comedy of errors with audiences.

“We are so excited to put on this show for you all, “Russo said. “This is a massive show from every aspect and the cast and crew have worked tirelessly day and night to put everything together with incredible effort and focus. I think we can all agree that it feels amazing to be back live on a stage and we can’t wait to see all of you in the audience showing your support and providing the final element needed to bring back live theater!

Russo added that he promises a night of fun and laughter for the audiences.

Avctors on stage“I am so excited about this play,” said sophomore Sebastian Wissa, who portrays the character “Garry/Roger. He said “Noises Off” is unique in its “play-within-a-play” view that gives the audience the chance to also see what happens behind the curtain.

Wissa said audiences are in for treat especially in Act II when the play flips to what’s happening backstage. “Every step of the way there is something to laugh at,” Wissa said. “It’s organized chaos that just becomes crazy and funny.”

  • The show premiers Friday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Somers High School auditorium.
  • The show continues on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens and can be reserved online here at Seat Yourself.