00 News & Updates, 2017 Noises Off

See “Noises Off!” Mar 30 – Apr 2

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Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, opens their 2017 season March 30th with the British comedy Noises Off. The play follows the cast of a stage production across three performances and humorously reveals the conflict and craziness that happens both on stage and back stage as things slowly unravel between cast and crew.

Noises Off requires one of the most complicated sets USP has ever built for a show. The set reveals what happens on stage during one act, then gets completely rotated to let audiences see what happens back stage in the next act. Director Denise Gregory and Set Designer Jim Palmer and Producer Deb Linn have gone above and beyond to pull off what some said couldn’t be done on the stage of the Joan Kuyper Farver auditorium.

Noises Off will be performed March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7:00 p.m. and April 2 at 2:00 p.m. on the stage of Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center (712 Union Street, Pella, Iowa). Tickets are available online. Tickets are $8 for Adults in advance and $10 at the door; $6 for Students in advance and $8 at the door.

Photos courtesy of Lisa Morgan and Jim Palmer

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00 News & Updates, 2017 Noises Off

Tickets on Sale for “Noises Off”


Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, along with Director Denise Gregory, are excited to announce that tickets for our spring production, Noises Off, are now on sale.

Noises Off is a play within a play. It is about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors. The cast and crew are putting  together a silly  comedy titled, “Nothing On” – a  single-set farce  in which lovers frolic, doors slam, clothes  are tossed  away, and embarrassing hi-jinks ensue.  If you have never experienced theater as an actor or a crew member, then perhaps Noises Off is simply an  entertaining show with a lot of laughs. However, for those of us who “tread the boards,” Michael Frayn’s  Noises Off might very well be  the funniest  play ever written. Show length is 90 minutes.


All performances of Noises Off will be on the stage of the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center, 712 Union St.

Thu Mar 30 @ 7:00 p.m.
Fri Mar 31 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sat April 1 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sun April 2 @ 2:00 p.m.

All tickets are sold online. If you need assistance or need to make alternative arrangements, please contact our Box Office at 641-204-1094.

Make it a fun date night by purchasing tickets for Noises Off, taking your tickets or an ad from George’s Pizza and/or the The Cellar Peanut Pub (Pella location) to either or one of these awesome businesses to get a $1 off of a large pizza from George’s and/or $1 off a drink at The Cellar Peanut Pub (Pella location).

Questions? Please contact Denise Gregory at 541.571.3002.

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Three USP Finalists for Four ICTA Awards


Union Street Players, Pella’s award winning community theatre, is proud to announce that three 2016 production crew members have been announced as finalists for four of the Iowa Community Theatre Association’s (ICTA) annual awards for excellence. Finalists are:

  • Mat Kelly for excellence in scene design for Almost, Maine
  • Mat Kelly for excellence in scene design for The Christmas Post
  • Karen Ryals for excellence in choreography for The Christmas Post
  • Arvin Van Zante for excellence in Lighting for Almost, Maine

Awards will be presented at ICTA’s annual festival. The festival is being held on March 17-18 in Marshalltown.

Several other actors and crew from both 2016 products were nominated for awards in numerous categories, but were not named as finalists. The nominees names will, however, appear in the ICTA Festival program.

Congratulations to our three finalists!


USP’s next production, Noises Off, will be performed March 30 through April 2nd on the stage of the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center. For more information, please visit http://www.unionstreetplayers.com or visit USP’s Facebook page.