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Noises Off poster

Noises Off

Michael Frayn

June 14-24, 2018 at the Norway Grange
Show sponsors: New Balance and Stephens Memorial Hospital
Ticket sponsor: Rising Sun Cafe and Bakery

Directed by Corrine Turner

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 herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Noises Off cast

Front: Melissa May Stevens, Scott Parsons and Will Klotz. Back: Brandon Pullen, Savannah Leavitt, Eric Bell, Sandra Fickett, Francesca Jellison, Chris Alberi and Andrew Turner. Photo by Kristen Short.

OHMPAA cancelled the second week of Noises Off due to the sudden and unexpected death of cast member Melissa Stevens. Her cast mates and production team are devasted by the loss and heartbroken for her three young children.

Melissa's vibrant personality, generous spirit and bright smile lit up our stage. She cared -- a lot -- about the people around her, and she wasn't afraid to show it. Although she had performed at other area theaters, she was new to OHMPAA and she put every bit of herself into her role and into becoming part of our theater family.

Theater people use the word family a lot, but it's not meant lightly. Actors spend a lot of time together at rehearsal, depend on each other on stage, build lifelong friendships. There are inside jokes, sometimes a little pranking, moments of great stress and moments of sheer delight. And they always have each other's backs.

Melissa was one of us. We miss her.

Lloyd Dallas Will Klotz
Dotty Otley Sandra Fickett
Garry LeJeune/Roger Andrew Turner
Brooke Ashton/Vicki Melissa Stevens
Poppy Norton-Taylor Savannah Leavitt
Frederick Fellowes/Phillip Christopher Alberi
Belinda Blair/Flavia Francesca Jellison
Tim Allgood Brandon Pullen
Selsdon Mowbray Scott Parsons
Stage Hand Eric Bell
Production Staff
Producers Connie Allen, Elton Cole, Stef Michaud
Director Corrine Turner
Stage Manager Kitty Winship
Assistant Stage Manager Lucas Allen
Set design, construction and dressing Claire Sessions
Set construction helpers Daniel Rennie, Scott Parsons, Norman Hutchins Jr., Lucas Allen, Jennifer Beaudoin, Eric Bell, Elton Cole, Devin Cole-Mason, Stef Michaud, Mike Porter, Brandon Sukeforth, Melissa Stevens, Andrew Turner, Bailey Turner, Corrine Turner, Griffin Turner
Props Stef Michaud and Joanne MacDonald
Costumes Sue Proctor
Lighting Design Norman Hutchins Jr. and Will Klotz
Lights/Sound Operator Halie Page
House Manager Sarah Porter
Graphic design Jenny Adams
Publicity Janelle Raven
Photography Kristen Short

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