**** Recommended **** Windy City Playhouse’s production of “Noises Off” is getting big laughs. That’s because it’s a very funny play within a play in which a cast of second rate British actors is rehearsing/performing “Nothing On,” a lame comedy featuring mistaken identities, slamming doors, pratfalls, a pretty girl in her underwear and sardines. Playing comedy, particularly farce, requires split second timing – and the ability to take a fall – and this cast is brilliant. I laughed til my cheeks hurt! 4 BIG Spotlights
Windy City Playhouse, 3014 Irving Park Rd., Chicago. Metered street parking is available. Everyone enjoys the cozy lobby with a full-service bar serving old-fashioned cocktails. Running time is approximately 2 hours, 35 minutes, with two intermissions. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets range from $45-$85. FYI (773) 891-8985 or www.windycityplayhouse.com.
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