Rye Neck High School presents the hilarious comedy production of “Noises Off” as its fall play from Oct. 26-27. The spectacular production features a talented cast of students and a beautiful two-story revolving set for the first time in the school’s history. 

Written by British playwright Michael Frayn, “Noises Off” was a hit on Broadway in the 1980s and again in a recent revival. The play was also made into a feature film in the 1990s, starring Carol Burnett and Michael Caine. It tells the story of a hapless company of actors attempting to stage a British farce when everything goes wrong and falls apart. 

“The students have been working very hard on this extremely funny and very challenging piece,” Theater Director Scott Harris said. “I chose ‘Noises Off’ because after doing a legal drama and then a murder mystery, I thought it was time for the students to work on a genuinely funny comedy. This play is not only hilarious, but it’s full of zany characters and situations and is truly a love letter to theater and the business of putting on plays.”

Harris said “Noises Off” is a fast-moving play that requires comic timing, speed and physicality from the students, who had been working extremely hard for several weeks to perfect it and find creative ways to solve problems. 

“I’m proud of them and their willingness to keep working at it,” he said. “The play is almost completely homegrown. Students run nearly all aspects of the production, including lights, sound, props, costumes and more. There’s been a flurry of activity at rehearsals every night since early September as students have been learning lines, assembling costumes and props, making signs and basically putting the whole thing together.” 

The cast features Ryan Boron, Kristina Dignelli, Evan DiNome, Kathleen Fox, Omar Laguerre-Lewis, Sean McCaffery, Grace O’Rourke, Rachel Rubin, Juliana Silva, Bennett Taylor and Stella Wunder Ewen-Tanaka. Assistant director is Sara Aulfinger, stage manager is Nate Lynch and assistant stage managers are Sydney Bisceglia and Margaret Kohler.

Performances are Thursday, Oct. 26 and Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rye Neck High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Tickets are available at the door.