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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.

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  • 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 ...

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