Mark your calendar. The SPC Theater audition schedule has been announced for the department’s fall production, Noises Off.
Noises Off is a 1982 play by the English playwright Michael Frayn, who got the idea for it while watching a disastrous play performance from the wings. Door slamming, missed cues, and romantic intrigue will have you roaring with laughter as the cast’s collective sanity slowly unravels. Yet, the show must go on despite the catastrophe being played out on stage and the vicious antics among the actors backstage. Most famous for its revolving set, this is truly one of the funniest plays ever written, and I, SPC Theater Professor Scott Cooper, will be directing the production.
“Bumper car brilliance…If laughter is indeed the best medicine, Noises Off is worth it’s weight in Cipro.” – New York Daily News
“The funniest farce ever written! Never before has side-splitting taken on a meaning dangerously close to the non-metaphorically medical.” – New York Post.
“The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium.” – The New York Times
I am looking for actors who can do British accents and are comfortable with physical comedy. Students who audition should prepare a one-minute comic monologue from a play. There will also be readings from the script.
SPC Theater audition schedule, rehearsal times, performance dates
- Auditions will be held in the Arts Auditorium on the Clearwater Campus on Aug. 21 and 22 from 5-8 p.m.
- Rehearsals will be Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekly.
- Performances will be Oct. 17-21.
Theater at SPC
From acting, stage production, costume and set design to house management, the theater arts program at SPC empowers students to explore their creativity and hone their stagecraft.
With two productions a year, you can audition for roles that empower you to perfect your craft and build your resume.