Arts and Entertainment

Noises off! Lower Valley's Cascade Community Theater offers funny farce this week and next

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With reviews calling it "the funniest farce ever written," the next production by Cascade Community Theater, "Noises Off" promises an evening or afternoon of laughter.

The show, written by Michael J. Frayn, follows a cast of itinerant actors as they try to rehearse and perform a play-within-the-play, a flop called "Nothing's On." Filled with slamming doors, flying props, pratfalls and at times mass hysteria among cast and crew, "Noises Off" highlights what people love about live theater, and about drama, onstage and off.

"Noises Off" debuts Thursday, March 14, with a preview pay-what-you-can night, at the Cedarcrest Performing Arts Center, 29000 N.E. 150th St. in Duvall. The show runs Thursday through Sunday, March 14 through 24. All evening performances, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows are 2 p.m. matinees.

Tickets are available in advance, $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, online at, in Carnation at KISS Consignment and Miller's, and in Duvall at The Quilter's Garden.

The show does include mature themes, however, so discretion is advised. Childcare will be provided March 15 and 16, for $10 per child or $20 per family. Reservations are recommended. Learn more at


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