‘Noises off’ concludes UND’s theatre season

‘Noises off’ concludes UND’s theatre season

UND Theatre Arts spotlights actors’ craft in three-act farce, final production of 2018-19

If you go:

Who: University of North Dakota Department of Theatre Arts
What: Noises Off
Tickets: $18 adults and $8 students
Box Office: Burtness Theatre Lobby 3-6 daily and 3-7:30 day of show as well as on (701) 777-2587
Where: Burtness Theatre on UND campus
When: April 23-27, 7:30pm

With “Noises Off,” UND Theatre beams the limelight onto the inner workings of the very craft it exalts. Penned by Michael Frayn in 1982, the three-act comedy bears the distinction of the “funniest farce ever written” that pulls the curtain on the follies of a theatre production.

Marking the finale of the 2018-2019 season, the play follows a troupe of touring actors as they scramble to put a British adult farce titled “Nothing On.” The frenzied action delivers fumbled lines, missed prompts and real-life drama. The audience follows the actors, over a span of a couple of months, as they rehearse, roister backstage and, finally, put a hilariously misguided performance.


  • Directed by Brett Olson
  • Scenic Design by Ryan Zako
  • Lighting Design by Wesley Curtis
  • Costume Design by Taran Estad
  • Sound Design by Tyler Smith
  • Technical Direction by Loren Liepold


  • Lloyd – Tanner Sabol,
  • Dotty – Gina Uhlir,
  • Garry – Cole Bakke,
  • Brooke – Meghan McNeil,
  • Frederick – Robert Cooper,
  • Belinda – Bethany Springs,
  • Selsdon – Chris Berg,
  • Poppy – Chloe Bellione,
  • Tim – Karter Dolan.

Production Staff

  • Stage Manager: Erin Hartwig
  • Stage Managers: Autumn Horton, Taylor Jung
  • Props Master: Shelby Hazel
  • Props Manager: Karter Dolan
  • Master Electrician: Wesley Curtis
  • Scenic Artist: Ryan Zako, Alex Rice, Nick Ostgaard
  • Scene Shop Asst.: Jonah Cory, Mark Pintur III, Ryan Zako
  • Costume Shop Mgr.: Bethany Springs
  • Draper: Elise Christy
  • Costume Shop Asst: Shelby Hazel, Meghan McNeil, Kelby Goulet
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Daniel Jung
  • Hair & Makeup Supervisor: Lauren Swenson
  • Light Board Operator: Seth Stoltenow
  • Sound Board Operator: Zoe Ramsay
  • Stage Hands: Alexander Grove, Christopher Kojali, Sara Muehlberg, Christopher Taylor
  • Box Office Mgr.: Gretchen Osweiler
  • Box Office Staff: Alex Bodin, Taeler Cables, Dominic Ott
  • Office Asst.: AliceAnne Pegg
  • Publicity Design: Brad Reissig