If you’re into funny farce, the popular British sex comedies from the 70’s and 80’s, then plan a trip to Kenner’s Rivertown Theaters to catch Noises Off.
It’s a play within a play that pokes fun at theater people and the theater itself by giving you a behind the scenes look at what really goes on.
“The first act is the final rehearsal. The second act is a backstage perspective; we’re all kind of fighting, and then the third act is the shows been running and no one is getting along, and they are just trying to get through it at that point,” says Rivertown Theaters Co-Artistic Director Gary Rucker.
“There’s no heavy thing going on here, no Greek thematic, no things to think about, it’s all about having a good time,” says show director David Hoover.
“It so perfectly captures what actors are like and what it’s like to be a part of a production. For people who are in the theater it’s your life on stage. For people who aren’t it’s obviously an extreme, but it’s a good insight to what goes on,” says Rucker.
Rucker isn’t new to acting, but it is the first time he’s running a theater. The change is just another example of Rivertown’s facelift. One that allows private groups to run facilities owned by the city.
“It’s where you went, you know, like to see a show, but we want people to really be excited about taking a trip our here and seeing what we have next,” says Ricker, “Just what we have done already I am very proud of and I think it’s very modern and very beautiful, but we’re never going to stop working on it. We have more renovations to do, but even then we will keep improving, keep adding, so it’s always fresh and relevant. It’s always a destination.”
The show is now in full swing. it runs, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 24th. For tickets click here.