The Waldo Theatre will open its production of the British comedy “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn Friday, Sept. 30 for a two-weekend run at the downtown venue, 916 Main St./Route 220. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 8 plus a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 9.

Called the funniest farce ever written, “Noises Off” presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On.” Doors slamming, on and backstage intrigue and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

The director of “Nothing’s On,” played by Todd Martin, is in a love triangle with Poppy (Tabitha Ordway) and Brooke (Leah Cook). The forgetful and aging actress Dotty (Laurie Brown) is dating Garry (Brad Fillion), who stutters and tries to attack Freddy (Dan True) who he thinks is having an affair with Dotty. Belinda (Deb Beam) is the sympathetic actress who has feelings for Freddy. Selsdon, an over-the-hill alcoholic actor (Gene Thomas), is often found passed out backstage by the overworked stage manager, played by Morgan Shattuck.

With a tremendous, rotating set and an all-star cast, this show is sure to leave audiences smiling long after they leave the theater. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at Waltz Pharmacy in Waldoboro or reserved by calling 832-6060 or sending email to

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to