“Frayn’s play is like a piece of clockwork that still functions impeccably almost 40 years after its invention.” -The Guardian

Begins October 4, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (August 26, 2019) – Le Petit Theatre is celebrating the start of our 103rd season with opener Noises Off. Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant sardine all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Performance dates of Noises Off are October 4-20, 2019 at Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St. New Orleans, LA 70116. Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30p and Sundays at 3p. Subscriptions and single tickets are available weekdays from 12 – 5 pm at the Box Office (504) 522-2081 or online anytime at www.lepetittheatre.com. 

The cast includes Leslie Castay as top-billed star Dotty Otley; Ian Hoch as the temperamental director Lloyd Dallas; Jonathan Drury as jealous leading man Garry Lejeune; Annie Gaia as inexperienced actress Brooke Ashton; Curtis Billings as dim-witted actor Frederick Fellowes; Alix Paige as cheerful yet two-faced actress Belinda Blair; Cat Wilkinson as emotional assistant stage manager Poppy Norton-Taylor; Dominic Giardina as the easily flustered stage manager Tim Allgood; and Michael Martin as elderly pro Selsdon Mowbray. 

Directed by Blake Coheley, the creative team for Noises Off includes Michael Schweikardt (Scenic Designer), Joshua Courtney (Lighting Designer), Jamie Doyle (Sound Design), Nathan Norris (Technical Director), Mad Props - Destany Gorham (Props Design), Michelle Kelleher (Stage Manager), Aisha Stewart (Assistant Stage Manager) Colleen Ryan (Master Electrician), and Shannon Kinsella (Wardobe Coordinator).

The company is continuing its outreach during this production with the following events:

  • Industry Night: Monday, October 14, 2019 7:30 pm
    Enjoy $25 discounted tickets for this performance.
  • Student Matinee: Friday, October 11 at 10am
    Le Petit Theatre invites teachers and staff of New Orleans area schools to bring their students to a special student matinee performance of Noises Off for free with a reservation. Noises Off is appropriate for students aged middle school and up. Contact stweedy@lepetittheatre.com for more information.

Le Petit Theatre’s season continues with the return of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol opening December 6. Following next is Something Rotten January 17-February 2, 2020; The Piano Lesson March 6-22, 2020; Angels in America: Millennium Approaches April 10-May 3, 2020; and concluding with A Night With Janis Joplin June 5-21, 2020. Subscriptions and single tickets are available by calling the box office weekdays from 12 – 5 pm at (504) 522-2081 or online anytime at www.lepetittheatre.com. Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount on their order. Le Petit Theatre, a cornerstone of the New Orleans arts community since 1916, impacts more than 30,000 people annually through its mainstage productions and educational programming. Details and ticketing information are available on their website.

Sara Tweedy, Director of Marketing
(504) 522 – 2081 x 6