Nooses Off! was a performance to die for


Hanna Dupre

Cast members rehearse for this years fall play. They are performing Nooses Off which is inspired by the 1992 play Noises Off by Michael Frayn.

Samantha Simmons, Opinion Editor

A mixture of intentional sub-par acting, a slew of comedic lines and 15 teenagers running frantically around a stage while drenched in water could only mean one thing: Carlsbad’s premiere of Nooses Off! officially opened to the public. On Nov. 12, our actors rendition of Don Zolidis’ original play had the audience laughing throughout the entire performance. Never before seen by the west coast’s public, the actors of the show were proud to be the first to present this homage to Michael Frayn’s Noises Off.

“This is the west coast premiere,” senior Erin Slane said. “This is the first time anyone really has seen the play. No one can look up videos of this performance. We were really able to make it our own and if this had to be my first play my senior year, then I’m glad it was this one.”

Despite the loss of many actors after this past year’s graduation, the new generation of performers agreed that they had stepped up. After rehearsing for nearly two months, they remained confident in their performance throughout the opening night.

“I was really proud that everybody, not only myself, pulled off their best performance possible and it’s only going to get better,” junior Quinn Lozar said.

They remained excited for their next two performances after offering up their blood, sweat and tears for the best performance possible– literally. During the second act, the audience experienced the hectic backstage experience of the cast. This included many break-ups, tears and a lot of running which resulted in multiple injuries.

“I had my ankle wrapped for a month, Sydney [Hack] broke her ankle in summertime and it’s flared up again with all the running around,” senior McKenzie Fink said. “Erin Slane almost cracked her knee. There have been a lot of injuries but every one was worth it.”

Despite injuries, their obvious passion and talent shone through. Overall, the performance was a pleasant surprise as well as a good comic relief. The audience appreciated the hard work and urges the rest of the school to attend one of their next few performances.

When asked how the play went, the actors and avid theatre-supporters religiously used but two f-words: flawless and fantabulous.