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Noises Off Comedy by Michael Frayn

Revival

MARCH 21 – MAY 13, 2017

NOISES OFF Tickets: from $35

Estimated run time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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Noises Off

Written by Michael Frayn

Directed by Susi Damilano

PLAY DETAILS

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off is the most dexterously realized comedy about putting on a comedy. A rollicking backstage farce about a second-rate theatrical troupe, the hilarity combines slapstick, a British sex comedy, and non-stop humor from a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing On. Doors slamming, on- and off-stage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this uproarious and classically comic play.

THE CAST

PHOTOS

ACT II SNEAK-PEAK

Noises Off Act 2

San Francisco Playhouse’s production of Noises Off is made possible by: Producers David & Colleen Leof; Associate Producers Muffy Barkocy & John Merlino, Bruce Colman, Karen & David Crommie; and Artistic Underwriter Cynnie Anderson, Kevin Gahagan, Carol & Duff Kurland, and Ursula Schorn

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association.

THE CREATIVE TEAM

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Greg Ayers

Greg Ayers is overjoyed to return to San Francisco Playhouse, where he was last seen in in a word. Locally, he’s worked at the Aurora, Ferocious Lotus and SHN. Greg likes tabletop games, Disneyland and his cat, Spider-Man. Greg doesn’t like parsley, the fact that he can’t fit into a pair of really cool slacks he bought 3 years ago, and genocide. Greg feels indifferent about blue ink, sugar cookies, and Michelle Rodriguez’s career. A huge thank you to Lauren, Susi and Bill!

 

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Monique Hafen

Monique Hafen* is thrilled to be back on the San Francisco Playhouse stage! She was last seen as Amalia in She Loves Me. Other roles at the Playhouse include Donna/Oolie/AC4 (City of Angels), Amy (Company, BATCC award), Cinderella (Into the Woods), Guenevere (Camelot, BATCC award), Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady, BATCC award), Fran Kubelick (Promises, Promises), and Sarah Regan (Harper Regan). Monique has also worked with San Jose Rep, CenterREP, San Jose Stage, among others. She’s an honored recipient of a TBA award for her role as Polly Peachum in Threepenny Opera (SJ Stage). For more information, visit www.moniquehafen.com

 

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Monica Ho

Monica Ho

Monica Ho is a Bay Area actor and has recently worked with Marin Shakes, Custom Made Theatre, SF Shakes, Ferocious Lotus, and Faultline Theatre. Monica is a graduate of Foothill Theatre Conservatory and UC Berkeley, and a member of the 2014 TBA ATLAS program. She is the winner of the 2016 Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her work in In Love and Warcraft with Custom Made Theatre. Monica thanks her mentor, her friends, and Carlos for their support. 

 

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Richard Louis James

Richard Louis James

Richard Louis James has appeared in over 150 productions in the Bay Area. He is the recipient of two Shellie Awards, Drama Critics Circle Award and the prestigious Eugene O’Neil Foundation Artist Merit Award 2003. His solo show Tea N’ Crisp, an homage to Quentin Crisp, was voted S.F. Chronicle’s best one man show of 2008. His last performance at San Francisco Playhouse was in Red Velvet as Terence and Bernard. Other notable roles include: Professor in Jerusalem for San Francisco Playhouse, Father in Strangers, Babies, Lear in King Lear, Man in The Play About The Baby for Shotgun Players, Salieri, in Amadeus, and G.B Shaw in Dear Liar for Center REPertory Company, Walnut Creek. His adaptation of A Christmas Carol continue to delight audiences for Center REP’s Christmas season. 

 

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Richard Louis James

Craig Marker

Craig Marker* returns to San Francisco Playhouse having starred in productions of reasons to be pretty, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Wirehead, The Story, and First Person Shooter. Recent credits include his roles as King Henry VIII and James I in Anne Boleyn and Nick Bright in Invisible Hand at Marin Theatre Company. Regionally, Mr. Marker has performed for California Shakespeare Theater, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Aurora Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, Center REPertory Company, and Shotgun Players. Mr. Marker’s television and film credits include “Trauma,” “Bye-Bye, Bin Laden,” “Generic Thriller” and “Night of Henna;” and his voice work includes several characters in the video game “Brutal Legend” starring Jack Black. For the latest news and info go to craig-marker.com.

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Richard Louis James

Johnny Moreno

Johnny Moreno* has appeared throughout the Bay Area including A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, SF Playhouse, San Jose Stage Company, Center Rep, Marin Theatre, Crowded Fire, Thick Description and Pacific Rep.  Favorite roles include MacHeath in the Threepenny Opera (TBA Award for Best Actor in a Musical), Ralph Bates in Period of Adjustment, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (BATCC Award for Best Actor in a Musical), Palo in Gibraltar, Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, Mortimer in Mary Stuart, and Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (Dean Goodman Award for Best Actor).  Film and television credits include Betas, Callback (winner of the Chicago Indie Fest for Best Film), Upside Out (with Olympia Dukakis), Paradise Club, and I’m Still Here (with Joaquin Phoenix).  He is a graduate of the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts program.

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Kimberly Richards

Kimberly Richards

Kimberly Richards* launched her versatile career 40 years ago—actress, aerialist, choreographer, comedienne, dancer, director, illusionist. Her experience includes USO tours, and 2 years at Circus Circus hanging from a rope at 60 feet without a net. Acting includes co-starring (with Louis Parnell) in SF Playhouse’s first production It Had to Be You. Kim’s won the Outstanding Performance Award, 2 Drama-Logue awards, and 3 Dean Goodman Choice awards. She performed the US and Canadian premiers of the one-woman show Help. Directing includes Waiting for Godot, The Trip to Bountiful, and Pulp Scripture, which swept the SF Fringe Festival, winning 8 awards including Best New Comedy. Choreography includes SF Playhouse musicals My Fair Lady (2012) and Company (2015); Kim won the BATCC Outstanding Choreographer Award for each. Since 2001, Kim has toured the continent starring as “Sister” in all 7 installments of the one-woman comedy series Late Nite Catechism.

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Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell* is thrilled to be returning to San Francisco Playhouse where he appeared in Red Velvet, Trouble Cometh (world premiere), 77% (world premiere), Seminar, and reasons to be pretty. Regional credits include King Charles III, Once in a Lifetime and A Christmas Carol (A.C.T.); A Bright New Boise, Wilder Times, Body Awareness, Trouble in Mind, and Awake and Sing! at Aurora Theatre Company; Old Wicked Songs (CenterREP), Fool for Love and The Other Place (Magic Theatre), Othello (Marin Theatre Company), Comedy of Errors (Marin Shakespeare Company) and Care of Trees (Shotgun Players). Film credits include the feature length film Being Us and the award-winning animated short film Rapunzel’s Etymology of Zero. Patrick holds a BFA in acting from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MFA in acting from American Conservatory Theater where he currently serves on the faculty in several of the conservatory’s actor training programs. Patrick is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA.

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Nanci Zoppi

Nanci Zoppi

Nanci Zoppi* trained at Circle in The Square Theatre School in Manhattan. San Francisco Playhouse: She Loves Me (Ilona), City of Angels (Alaura/Carla) NYC: One Good Day (Kat), Uncommon Women & Others (Rita), Pericles (The Bawd), Ludlow Ladd with Donna-Lynne Chaplain. California: Fifth of July (Gwen) at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, Capital Stage’s Behavior of Broadus (Rosalie), B Street Theatre’s Italian American Reconciliation (Teresa), California Musical Theatre’s Suds (Marge), New Helvetia Theatre’s Tick, Tick…BOOM! (Susan), Hedwig and The Angry Inch (Yitzhak), Tell Me On A SundayIt’s Only Life, Little Fish (Cinder), and They’re Playing Our Song (Sonia). Proud member of AEA.

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