Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is a clever comic script that requires an unsettling degree of comic precision on the part of everyone involved. The Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production solidly delivers the precision necessary for bringing the comedy to life. Director KJ Sanchez juggles the frenetic action onstage with the aid of a really good cast. It’s nice to see actors who have been working together extensively for years run through a project like this. Laura Gordon achieves a cleverly understated charm as Dotty Otley, an actress plagued by various props including several plates of sneaky sardines. Gerard Neugent is fun as an actor somewhat cut off from his own vocabulary in casual conversation. Deborah Staples is comically heroic in her attempts to keep everything together.