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Prepare to belly laugh with Lakeland Civic Theatre’s presentation of the classic comedy “Noises Off”

Posted: September 8, 2022

Lakeland’s Civic Theatre program will present the award-winning comedy “Noises Off” Sept. 23 – Oct. 9, 2022, in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center. The center is located on the first floor of the D-Building on Lakeland’s campus at 7700 Clocktower Dr, Kirtland, Ohio.

Tickets are available for sale at the box office or online at Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and veterans and $7 for students. Online purchasers should bring their order confirmation to show at the door.

Play dates and times: Sept. 23, 24, 30 and Oct. 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 25, Oct. 2

and Oct. 9 at 2 p.m.


Considered one of the classic laugh-out-loud farces, “Noises Off” is a multi-award-winning play for Best Comedy, written by Tony Award-winning playwright Michael Fryan. The story takes place both on the stage and backstage during the presentation of a fictional production called “Nothing On.” The interplay between the actors as they try to mesh for the audience, but sabotage each other behind the scenes, makes for a hysterical spectacle that includes doors slamming, people falling down steps and characters left onstage with nothing on.

The play is being directed by Jordan Cooper and produced by Lakeland Civic Theatre director Dr. Martin Friedman.


Lakeland Civic Theatre produces shows where members of the community can enjoy exceptional play productions that range in themes from classical literature to the avant-garde, famed musicals to beloved comedies. Performers can include equity actors, community members and students. These professional productions take place in the 400-seat Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, where every seat has a great view of the stage and the feel of an intimate theater setting.

In addition to productions, Lakeland's theater program also offers classes that include the following: two survey courses in the history of theater; and classes in voice and movement, scene study, set construction, and lighting and sound. Students are afforded opportunities to perform in the Lakeland Civic Theatre or be a part of the production crew, where they gain a great deal of hands-on work experience using state-of-the-art technology.

Lakeland's faculty is drawn from the ranks of professional actors/directors and those who currently work in radio and television broadcasting.


For more than 50 years, Lakeland Community College has impacted thousands of lives through learning. Founded in 1967, Lakeland was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to its mission, the college provides quality learning opportunities to nearly 8,000 credit students to meet the needs of the community at its campus in Kirtland and online.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Lakeland offers more than 140 associate degree and certificate programs that may lead to high-demand careers or transfer to four-year institutions. The college also provides access to bachelor’s, graduate and doctorate degrees along with certificates and endorsements, as well as lifelong learning opportunities, on campus through the Holden University Center of Lakeland, in partnership with 11 four-year institutions.

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