The Iberia Performing Arts League will open its season with Michael Frayns’s Noises Off. Expect a fast-paced, physical farce as the curtain rises on an itinerant fifth-rate acting ensemble as they prepare Nothing’s On, a production that will surely be a flop. The play-within-a-play is filled with slamming doors, flying props, prat falls, and plenty of sardines. The under-rehearsed actors and technicians desperately try to perform even as their rapidly deteriorating relationships cause mass hysteria and laughs both off-stage and on. Not suitable for young children.
October 24—November 3 at the Essanee Theater in downtown New Iberia. 7:30 pm Thursday—Saturday; 3 pm Sunday. $10. (337) 364-6114 for details on advance tickets.