July 17, 2013


For Immediate Release

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(337) 365-1540

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Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Auditions for IPAL's "Noises Off"
set for July 22-23, 2013
NEW IBERIA, La. --- Iberia Performing Arts League will hold open auditions for Michael Frayn's, "Noises Off", on Monday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 23 at 6 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Essanee Theatre, 126 Iberia St. in New Iberia, La. Productions will run Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 24 - Nov. 3, 2013.


The cast consists of five males and four females, ranging in ages from 20's - 60's. The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, so some familiarity with the characters and an English accent will be an advantage. "Noises Off" is a fast paced, physical farce providing non-stop hilarity as a cast of fifth rate itinerant actors rehearse and prepare for touring in a "head on collision" with opening night.

Frayns' classic three-act farce introduces slamming doors, flying props, prat falls, humorous misunderstandings and plenty of sardines. The under-rehearsed actors and technicians desperately try to perform even as their rapidly deteriorating relationships cause mass hysteria and make for hysterical comedy both off-stage and on. They quickly find that as they muddle through, the more they work to take control, the funnier and more chaotic it gets! 

"Noises Off" is written with a wit and heart that allows it to be more than mere farce or parody of farce; it speaks to what all love about theatre and what makes us laugh at our dramas, both onstage and off. It has been reviewed and boasted by many as one of the most brilliantly crafted lunatic comedy in years.

Audition details can be obtained from the Iberia Performing Arts League Facebook page, by contacting directors Donna Berard (337-229-6919) or Catherine Caffery (337-256-0604), or at the IPAL website ( Auditioners may also call 337-364-6114, leave a name, phone number and a short message. Someone will return your call.



The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit

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