Stage

We spoke with directors Maxim Lardent and Benjamin Loewy about the Michael Frayn-authored play-within-a-play, the duo’s last show before Poor Richard’s debut its new playhouse in October.

Poor Richard’s Players and Super Summer Theatre get on their game with ‘Noises Off’

September 5th, 2019

We spoke with directors Maxim Lardent and Benjamin Loewy about the Michael Frayn-authored play-within-a-play, the duo’s last show before Poor Richard’s debut its new playhouse in October.

  • Off-Broadway star April Kidwell—a UNLV and Las Vegas Academy grad—has built a cottage industry parodying (and re-inventing) roles originally played by actress Elizabeth Berkley.

  • “It’s a tough role vocally,” Traci Kesisian says of the Witch. Belting out songs in an “old, ugly witch voice” while physically hunched over is ...

  • The Playhouse smells like fresh sawdust, that distinct woody scent of new beginnings. It’s still under construction, but the 5,000-square-foot space is already a thing ...

  • The agile, oversexed lunatics who brought us Absinthe will soon try their hand at an old-timey saloon show.

  • It’s one of the things the Smith Center was built to do, but our smaller venues are exploding in song, too.

  • It’s a juicy challenge for a daring theater company: produce a play in which characters have taken a vow of silence.

  • The Vagina Monologues hasn't been performed in Vegas in two years ... and we need it now more than ever.

  • The original play was ahead of its time, depicting teens tackling a host of perennial issues—premarital sex, masturbation, homosexuality, child abuse, abortion, suicide and reform ...

  • “This play is powerful. It’s a perfect artist response to corruption.”

  • The uniquely Vegas production has come a long way since the days of scavenging for casino performance spaces.

  • “There’s so many parallels of my life. It’s one of most relatable roles I’ve ever played.”

  • “Immersive theater is the next evolution in entertainment, and it has taken a large turn now that the video game generation has grown up and ...

  • Director Chris Davies points out that the play touches on the issues of immigration reform and women’s rights—without losing any laughs.

  • A son writes a running list of reasons to live to help his suicidal mother. The reasons are not grand, but small, intimate and attainable—such ...

  • Get More Stage Stories
  • Issues

    As Las Vegas continues to grow and attract new residents, the dynamics of the city are evolving and transforming the criteria for homebuying.

  • News

    By making it illegal in certain neighborhoods to build anything other than single-family homes, zoning became a way for communities to exclude people perceived as ...

  • A&E

    Where to eat, shop, hike and more in Las Vegas’ southeast suburb.

  • Sports

    There’s a stark difference between development camp and rookie camp. Development camp in June was a chance for rookies to get into the Golden Knights’ ...

  • Issues

    Palace Station’s recently completed, large-scale renovations and can’t-miss restaurants make it an excellent option for a one-stop romantic evening, offering up these date-worthy sites.

  • Las Vegas

    Hockey season is here, and the Vegas Golden Knights are currently in the midst of training camp. Though their roster is mostly set after two ...

  • Sports

    Shopping at different sports books for the best line is a necessary strategy for any successful sports bettor. It’s especially vital when it comes to ...

  • Sports

    From a roster standpoint, the Las Vegas Raiders' most important development came in April in Nashville, where the team had a historic amount of capital ...

  • Issues

    If you didn’t change your sprinkler clock at the start of the month, it’s time to do so. September 1 marks the beginning of fall ...

  • Sports

    A rundown of the Raiders' last regular-season schedule in Oakland, beginning with the Denver game on Monday night ...

  • Sports

    Welcome to the new "A player per day" series from Vegas Golden Podcast. ...

  • Las Vegas

    In 2018, a proposal that would have opened up the Ruby Mountain range to oil and gas leases was brought to the U.S. Forest Service. ...

  • A&E

    Café Tacvba, Reik, Maluma and more.

  • A&E

    "I’m going to miss you guys. You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul, every fiber of my being. I will never forget you."

  • A&E

    The most noticeable difference: the addition of a convertible general admission standing-room area on the main floor right in front of the stage.

  • A&E

    My favorite bite? The behemoth Firebird sandwich. The giant, spicy fried-chicken thigh is the crispiest, crunchiest fried chicken I’ve tasted, yet it maintains the perfect ...

  • A&E

    Bailey Munoz, a 19-year-old local breakdancer, performs in the finale of Fox's dance competition.

  • A&E

    Head to the pair’s YouTube channel to watch clips of them getting ready in their Vegas hotel room, fielding questions and performing at festivals like ...

  • Sports

    Welcome to the new "A player per day" series from Vegas Golden Podcast. ...

  • Sports

    Welcome to the new "A player per day" series from Vegas Golden Podcast. ...