From Moliere & Dickens to the Bard & Beckett

Jul 22, 2013

samuel_beckett_2A Noise Within has announced it’s 2013-2014 season lineup and tickets are on sale now.

The season opens September 7th with Pericles, Princy of Tyre by Shakespeare followed by The Guardsman by Ferenc Molnár, Endgame by Samuel Beckett, and Tartuffe by Molière. A Christmas Carol by Dickens will ring in the holidays, while the new year will open with Macbeth and conclude with Come Back, Little Sheba by another William, but with the last name of Inge.

Co-Artistic Director Julia Rodriguez Elliott says, “This season the plays are thematically tied by the tireless search to find that which has been lost. Much of life is about managing loss—and the search to find what we have perceived we have lost; the longing for spent youth, the sadness for the unyielding search for a lost child. Sometimes it is re-discovery—the thrill of a romance, of self-deception, of great entitlement, or of finding a key to a locked mind. We’ve chosen these stories because they all explore values we find precious—love lost, love found, meaning lost and meaning found.”

Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare (Sept. 7th-Nov. 24th)
This romantic fairy tale is an action packed, tempest-tossed hero’s quest: a magical mystery tour spanning decades and continents.

The Guardsman by Ferenc Molnár (Sept. 28th-Nov. 30th)
A Hungarian stage star, terrified that his recent marriage is already on the rocks, concocts a scheme meant to invigorate the passions of his starlet wife.

Endgame by Samuel Beckett (Oct. 19th-Nov. 23rd)
Considered by many to be Novel Prize recipient Samuel Beckett’s greatest single work, Endgame (1957) mixes beauty, vitality, and wry humor in a devastating distillation of the human condition.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Co-Artistic Director Geoff Elliot (Dec. 7th-22nd)

Tartuffe by Molière (Feb. 15th-May 24th, 2014)
A fox is in the hen house; a rat is in the cellar; a snake is in the grass—oh, Monsieur Tartuffe! The world’s most famous scoundrel’s story, Tartuffe (1664) is comic genius Moliere’s tale of naivite, religious hypocrisy, and the triumphant victory of good over evil.


Macbeth by William Shakespeare (March 8th-May 11th)
Something Wicked This Way Comes! One of the most powerful character studies in all of literature.

Come Back, Little Sheba by William Inge (March 29th-May 17th)
At a time when the pace of American life was not so rapid, a middle-aged couple, awash in what-ifs and drifting apart, takes in a young, vivacious college boarder, creating an explosive catalyst for change.

A Noise Within’s 2013-2014 Season
Starting Sept. 7th
Season subscriptions or single tickets available
For complete info, visit or call 626.356.3100, ext. 1

William Inge, playwright of Come Back, Little Sheba; Splendor in the Grass; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs; and  Picnic

William Inge, playwright of Come Back, Little Sheba; Splendor in the Grass; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs; and Picnic





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