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    “Bring out your dead!” Tom Stoppard and the Theatre of the Absurd in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

    By Miranda Johnson-Haddad Tom Stoppard’s first major hit, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, came well before British comedian and Monty Python member Eric Idle, sounding very bored, exhorted the plague-stricken townspeople to “Bring out your dead!” in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Yet it is difficult to imagine this film without Stoppard’s play and the literary and…

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    World Book Lover’s Day: Which Plays Were Adapted?

    A Noise Within is all about the classics. Some classic plays were novels or short stories that have been adapted to the lovely productions you see on our stage. Think you know which plays we’ve put on were adapted? Play the quiz below.

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    Emoji Day: “Guess That Play!”

    Can you name the play?

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    How-To Guide for A Noise Within’s Ticketing System

    Welcome to A Noise Within’s ticketing system! If you need help with the purchase or donation process, we’ve put together a how-to guide for our ticketing system. Account set up: This guide will take you step-by-step to recover your password, sign in, and secure seats for your next amazing theatrical experience. As a thank you…

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    Learn to Talk Like the Brits in Noises Off

    Need to brush up on your British slang? Not familiar with theatre lingo? No worries, we have a quick glossary of all the slang words and theatrical terms from Noises Off so that you don’t miss a single joke! Be in the know before the show, and you can join all the laughs in our hysterical production….

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    Which Subscription Pass Is Right for You?

    Is one show not enough to satisfy your theatrical needs?  We have good news for you!  We offer a variety of subscription passes so you can see any and all of our plays in our 2018-2019 Season “Let Me In.”  Not sure which pass is best for you?  Our subscription fairy godmother Deborah Strang has…

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    A Song for Walter Lee Younger

    Ever heard a song that speaks to your soul? Music often has a way of expressing what you could never put into words. In the case of Walter Lee Younger, protagonist of A Raisin in the Sun, that song might be “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out.” Written by Jimmy Cox during the Roaring…

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    Move to the Rhythm: A Raisin Playlist

    Jeff Gardner, Composer/Sound Designer for A Raisin in the Sun, has assembled list of songs to set the mood for Lorraine Hansberry’s thought-provoking play about an African American family’s struggle with themselves and with their broken dreams in pre-Civil Rights America. Hailing from the rich musical tradition of protest in the early 1960s, the playlist below…

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    In Memory of John Lawrence

    Beloved former Board member and dear friend, John Keeler Lawrence, 77, died December 20, 2017 in Glendale, California. John was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 11, 1940, but he grew up in Hammondsport, the son of George and Mary Keeler Lawrence. His father was President of the Taylor Wine Company. His mother was…

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    Director’s Note for A Raisin in the Sun

    A Raisin in the Sun is arguably one of the greatest stage plays of the 20th century. According to American Theatre magazine, Raisin is one of the 10 most produced plays of the 2017-2018 theatre season*. This is not to suggest the frequency of the play’s viewings is proof of its value, rather it poses the…

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