The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 26, 2010


Concord-Carlisle High School to produce funniest show ever

This year, the CCHS fall play will be the hysterically funny Broadway smash, Noises Off by Michael Frayn. In addition to being one of the cleverest farces ever written, it will feature the most demanding set the theater program at CCHS has ever designed and implemented, including seven doors on two stories with three staircases and a mullioned window – all on a platform that rotates 360 degrees.

Noises Off is incredibly technically demanding – from the actor’s stand-point, this play-within-a-play is all about being in exactly the right place at exactly the right time and getting the right lines exactly wrong. From a design and construction standpoint, it is the most complicated set the CCHS Drama Department has ever constructed. The set was built by Carly Dwyer’s Technical Theater class in an exciting take on all the best features of education: it is a learning-by-doing, authentic assessment, problem-solving based course in which the students must stretch themselves and their comfort zones in realizing a cooperative, group project. The results are stunning, both in terms of the physical set the class has produced, and the personal growth the members of the class have undergone.

The show will be performed in the CCHS auditorium Friday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 5, at 2 p.m. Tickets will cost $10, and will be available starting Monday, November 29, at lunch in the Cafeteria and, while they last, at the door.

For more information, email director Peter Atlas at ∆

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