Directed by Robin Kirk Wolf
It's time to laugh your head off! Considered the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off is a roller coaster, side-splitting look at theatre - inside and out - as a hapless troupe of actors attempt to mount the dreadful comedy Nothing On. Door slamming, missed cues, and romantic entanglements will have you roaring with laughter as one catastrophe after another happens on stage and off. And, there is the always mysterious tray of sardines! Nothing heavy, nothing ground-breaking, just plain old hysterical lunacy and faces hurt from laughing; that's the promise of Noises Off!

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Wine Country Theatre presents 'Noises Off'

Wine Country Theatre’s witty ‘Noises Off’ delivers laughs in Paso Robles
All photos by John Hernandez-Borjan


Brianna Birks - Brooke

Sorry?  What Sardines?  Brianna doesn’t particularly like sardines, but that didn’t stop her from wanting to be in this show.  Brianna has loved Noises Off since she saw it in high school.  Being offered the role of Brooke was too good an opportunity to pass up.  But, she hasn’t been boisterously promoting the show to co-workers and grandparents, since she’s parading around in her underwear for most of the show. You may have seen her in past Wine Country Theatre productions – in the ensemble of Fiddler on the Roof and Katarina in Amadeus. Before that, she had been active behind the scenes as Properties Mistress for Guys & Dolls, and helped stage manage On Golden Pond and run lights for I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change.  And don’t forget, “there’s nothing like a good old fashioned plate of sardines”  Enjoy the show!

Matthew Hanson — Lloyd

Great to be back! Last seen around WTC in Of Mice and Men (Lenny). Artistic Director, Last Minute Theatre Company: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Director, and due to a series of unfortunate events, Judas... and Pilate, once). The Spot: Glengarry Glen Ross (Aaronow), The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid (Billy), SLOLT: Incorruptible (Olf), Chess (The American) and more. Central Coast Shakespeare Festival (Board Member): 9 Seasons including The Tempest (Caliban), Much Ado About Nothing (Dogberry), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon). Executive Producer, Big Purple Onion Productions (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) long enough for the "stresses of wrangling a bunch of scantily-clad anarchists into a coordinated effort," to outweigh sthe "fun of hanging around a bunch of scantily

-clad anarchists." In New York City: Founding Artistic. Director, The Tragedians of the City, an Innovative Theater Award winning company dedicated to illuminating the immediacy and modern relevance of classical theater. Hamlet (Claudius), Romeo & Juliet (Lord Capulet), The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Atlantic Theater Company: Our Country's Good (Lt. Clark), Holes (Ensemble). Educated at Cal Poly SLO (Music) and Atlantic Theater Company (David Mamet & William H. Macy). Love and Adoration to my wife of three years, and partner-in-crime of 20 years, Robin Wolf. Respect and Awe to a damned talented set of cast-mates. Best of the Best! Apologies, Drinks and Commiseration to our astounding Poppy/Tim-in-one-body, Krystal Kirk! Anyone who wants to see what Matt does outside of here, come two doors down to Fish Gaucho for a drink!

Bob Knowles— Selsdon

Was last seen in Romeo & Juliet as the Prince;  Central Coast Shakespeare Festival (CCSF) 2016.   Past work include Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Caesar in Julius Caesar, and Lear in King Lear with Exit Pursued by a Bear, and with PCPA, as Gonzalo in The Tempest.  Other CCSF roles include Gonzalo in The Tempest, Duke Senior in As You Like It . Estonian The Gamester, Ensemble/Captain, Priest in Twelfth Night,   Brissallu in Cyrano de Bergerac, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, and Sir Oliver Martex in As You Like It.  Additionally performed in productions with the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre and at Cal Poly.

Sean McCallon — Tim

This is Sean's fifth production with Wine Country and he is always excited to come back and work with this wonderful company. Sean is a graduate from AMDA in L.A. with a B.A. in musical theatre and has performed in several shows on the central coast and in L.A., including participating as a contestant in L.A.'s Next Great Stage Star 2016. Some of his favorite roles are Jack (Into the Woods), Ellard (The Foreigner), Motel (Fiddler on the Roof), and Luthur Billis, (South Pacific.

Katherine Perello — Poppy

After an approximately two-year hiatus, Katherine Perello is beyond excited to return to the stage for this year's production of Noises Off! Over the years, she has explored many artistic opportunities including studying and graduating in Santa Maria's Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA) plus taking on roles during training in The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Macbeth, and Curtains!, various independent films in both the Central Coast and Los Angeles, and even added fierce performances in aerial silk shows with Suspended Motion in SLO. A favorite character she starred in was the role of Ariel in Central Coast Shakespeare Festival's The Tempest, which is how she met the director of this show! Katherine would like to thank Robin Kirk Wolf for helping her come back into the theatre world, her friends, family, and her fiancé Abe Gibson for tremendous support, and YOU for coming out and sharing this experience with us! Right, now lights standing by…

Zandi Peters - Dotty

Zandi has been involved in Central Coast theatre for the last twelve years. Her many interests include voice-work, costuming, hair/wig/dressing, tech work and, of course, acting. Her whole family makes local theatre a group effort, with husband Greg doing set and prop building, and daughters Ali and Taylor and son-in-law Red singing, dancing, and acting. This is Zandi’s debut role with Wine Country Theatre. She welcomes you to Noises Off! (and to Nothing On) and wishes you an evening of fun and laughter. SARDINES!

Cory Schonauer — Garry

This is Cory's first time performing with Wine Country Theatre. A Realtor in real life, he previously directed The Last of The Red Hot Lovers for Wine Country Theatre. He has also been seen in SLO Little Theatre's Enchanted April and Take Me Out, CCAT's Boeing, Boeing! and Bell, Book and Candle at Pewter Plough Playhouse. Cory is also a company member of The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival and has been in the last four summer seasons. The role of Gary is a dream role in a dream play for Cory and he couldn't be happier to share this performance with all of you.

Katie Winslow— Belinda
This is Katie Winslow's first production in six years since taking a break to pursue her chemistry degree. Her last role was with Cuesta College in the production of Rent. This is her first show with Wine Country Theatre and she thinks it is such a lovely company to work with, such a happy company! She has been a fan of the play since she joined the drama family at Paso Robles High School, and thinks this is a fun and challenging role. Enjoy the show!

Bo Wolf — Frederick
This is Bo's first show with Wine Country Theater, but he's a veteran of theaters throughout the Central Coast, with credits from PCPA to the Great American Melodrama, from Central Coast Shakespeare Festival to San Luis little Theater and everything in between. He even performed at the Atlanta Center For the Puppetry arts and got invited to join Henson Associates at one point! He's loved Noises Off! forever and is incredibly excited to be a part of this production.

Production Team
Producer/God on HighrCynthia Anthony
Director/TherapistRobin Kirk Wolf
Stage Manager/Ring LeaderKrystal Kirk
Managing Director/Mob BossJacob Shearer
Communications Director/Tabloid JournalistLaurie Zenobio
Lighting/Sound /IlluminatiKate Whipp
SetD Design/The VisionRobin Kirk Wolf & Geoff Higgins
Set Design/Construction/Wizard Geoff Higgins
Costumes/PropsEstate sales & Thrift Stores galore
Poster & Program Design/MagicianLaruie Zenobio
Box Office/Gate KeepersLaurie Zenobio, Cynthia Anthony, Dot Lefebvre
House Manager/Lion TamerJody Birks
Wine Coordinator/Life CoachPamela Bratz
Concessions/Cookie SheriffsGary Hernandez-Borjan, April Gomez, Veronica Surber
PhotographerJohn Hernandez-Borjan
Program & Poster PrintingThe Blueprinter

Robin Kirk Wolf - Director

Spending a decade in NYC, her work included The Public Theatre, T. Schreiber Studio, and The Shakespeare Project. On the home-front in CA, she has enjoyed working with PCPA, The Great American Melodrama, SLOLT, Chameleon Productions, and many others. After acting in their company for seven seasons, Robin now serves on the Board of The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival. Robin directed last season's WCT production of Of Mice and Men, and is glad for the opportunity to embrace a comedy this season! Favorite roles include Helena in A Midsummer's Night's Dream, Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, and Abagail in The Crucible. Many thanks to her amazing cast for reminding her every night why we do what we do for the love of the Theatre!