A Noise Within reopens with live performances
A Noise Within has reopened with live performances. Proof of vaccination is required for entry, and you must wear a mask during your entire visit.
By Carol Edger Germain
There was no food or drink available, so there was no time when you had to remove the mask. The theater also specifies that “socially distanced” seats are available. A final announcement was made before the show started stating that if someone was uncomfortable where they were sitting they could be relocated or given a refund. More information is available on the website regarding the changes and updates they have made.
The first offering, which ends October 3, is “An Iliad,” a modern take on “The Iliad,” with some current twists and references. It’s a one-actor show, sometimes accompanied by a cellist. Two actors, Geoff Elliott and Deborah Strang, alternate on different dates in the role of the Poet. Karen Hall is the cellist. I saw the version of the play with Deborah Strang. An incredible hour and forty minute narration that captivated us to the dynamic end and resulted in a standing ovation. I’ve included the website synopsis below.
From the theater’s website: “The only witness to a ravaged ancient Trojan battlefield weaves a story of tragedy and triumph, with lasting love for every victim of war. The poet, an eternal being charged with a passionate examination of a deadly conflict, grapples with grief and the dualities of victory and loss, of power and fragility, of heroism and of pride in an unforgettable modern take on Homer’s classic.
An Iliad Must close Oct. 3 Playwrights: Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare Director: Julia Rodriguez-Elliott The Poet: Geoff Elliott/Deborah Strang Cellist: Karen Hall A Noise Within 3352 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 626-356-3100 Free parking in the structure behind the theater For tickets: secure.anoisewithin.org/Online