Duration: two hours and 25 minutes with two intervals
Valerio Binasco stages a cult play from contemporary theatre, Noises off, the irresistible comedy by the English Michael Frayn, which made its debut in London in 1982, immediately becoming an international hit.
The pièce tells the story of a chaotic theatrical company and, with affectionate irony, reveals the dynamics which often lie behind the scenes.
In the first act, the audience sees the dress rehearsal of the play. The actors rehearse before the director in the run-up to the première of the play, a brilliant comedy which is based on a perfect mechanism of entrances and exits, full of misunderstandings and farcical accents. The rehearsal does not go well, with interruptions, mistakes, hysteria, tension, flirting and making up but, despite everything, the première turns out to be a hit.
In the second act, the situation is overturned. The audience is given a peek behind the scenes, where the spite and quarrelling between the actors inevitably reflects on their behaviour on stage, rendering the play absurdly exhilarating.
Finally there is the third act, which takes place following a long tour. Will the actors have managed to stand forced cohabitation both on and off stage?
Piccolo Teatro Strehler
from 30 October to 10 November 2019
Rumori fuori scena
by Michael Frayn
translated by Filippo Ottoni
directed by Valerio Binasco
sets Margherita Palli
costumes Sandra Cardini
lighting Pasquale Mari
with (in alphabetical order) Francesca Agostini, Valerio Binasco, Fabrizio Contri, Andrea Di Casa, Giordana Faggiano, Elena Gigliotti, Milvia Marigliano, Nicola Pannelli, Ivan Zerbinati
a Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale production
supported by Fondazione CRT