Covington High turns “Noises Off”

Kaitlin Fouquet, Titus McCann, Cameron Harmeyer, Collin Cagle, and Hannah Achamault in Covington High's production of "Noises Off" at Elmer E. Lyon Performing Arts Center.

Kaitlin Fouquet, Titus McCann, Cameron Harmeyer, Collin Cagle, and Hannah Achamault in Covington High’s production of “Noises Off” at Elmer E. Lyon Performing Arts Center.

It is known in the acting world that you should never let anything get in the way of the show. Covington High School’s Music and Theatre Department opens its 2013-2014 season with “Noises Off”. The show runs Wednesday, Sept. 25 through Saturday, Sept. 28 at Covington High’s Elmer E. Lyon Performing Arts Center with all performances starting at 7 p.m.

“Noises Off” is a play by Michael Frayn that shows a behind-the-scenes look of how actors act off stage. Although the play’s first performance was in 1982, in 1992 it was made into a movie staring Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, and Nicolette Sheridan. At Covington High, director and and Talented Theatre teacher Gary Mendoza has his cast hard at work to make this hectic but great play come to life.
“The show itself is chaotic”, says Mendoza, “but the students love making it work, and I think that audience will like it as well.”
This is a relatively small cast with nine actors including: Camille Albarez, Hannah Archamault, Collin Cagle, Neely Corkern, Kaitlin Fouquet, Cameron Harmeyer, Chase Hefty, Titus McCann and Dylan Miller, and stage managing is Scarlett Taylor.
“This is my senior year,” says Taylor, “and I am very excited about this show. It’s a little exaggerated, but this show really does show what happens before the curtain rises and what is going on backstage during a show.”
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Tickets to “Noises Off ” are $5 for students and $7 for adults. They will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to curtain time. For group reservations of 20 or more, call the theatre box office at 985/893.9843.

 

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