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TOAD presents comedy ‘Noises Off’

TOAD presents Michael Frayn’s bawdy English comedy, “Noises Off,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School in Gardnerville Ranchos.

In his plot for “Noises Off,” Frayn plays on the concept of a play within a play – in this case a dreadful sex comedy titled “Nothing On” written by fictional playwright Robin Housemonger.

Each of the three acts of “Noises Off” contains a performance of the first act of Nothing On. 

The cast is comprised of Erik Dugan, Braeden Garrett, Brynn Garrett, Brittany Griffins, Katie Koerner, Candi Legaspi, Michael Magno, Alisa Merino, and Christopher Wortman. 

Directed by Rich Garrett, this production includes a little swearing, madcap humor, a lot of sexual innuendo and a young woman running around in a slip for most of the show. 

Ticket are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and can be purchased through e-mail at toadinc@gmail.com, the website at toad.vpweb.com or at the door. Reserve tickets by calling 775-219-3577.

Choir forming for Fourth of July concert

A community choir will join the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra for the 2 p.m. Fourth of July concert of patriotic music at Heritage Park in Gardnerville.

Lovers of choral music are encouraged to participate.

Dr. Stephen H. Farnsley, board member of the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra, will be the rehearsal director for the community choir. Farnsley is music director at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, and adjunct music faculty member at Western Nevada College. He and his wife Doreen recently founded the Carson Valley Music Academy, which offers academically-based music instruction to individuals and groups of all ages.

A variety of age groups are invited to participate in the community choir. Rehearsals are planned 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 14, 21, and 28 at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane. Gardnerville. Additional details on rehearsals with the orchestra are being planned.

Call 267-4148 or e-mail cvma_info@yahoo.com if you have questions.

Johnson Lane Studio Art Tour planned

Ten artists in the Johnson Lane area will open their studios for the third annual Johnson Lane Studio Art Tour, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4-5.

View the artists in their workspaces where they create in watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, woodturning, gourds, silk scarves, jewelry, photography, coil baskets, pastels and more.

Participating artists are Anne Armijo, Pam Brekas, Patti Bertram, Dianne Butrick, Paul Cote, Helen Fanning, Reiko Hervin, Nadine Prior, Jan Rollenhagen and Buz Schott.

Flyers and maps are available at galleries around town and will be available at each location.

Look for art tour signs on Johnson Lane, Stephanie, Wildhorse, Fremont and East Valley Road. To request a flyer and map, e-mail to birdie535@charter.net with “map request” written in the subject line or call 775-267-9895.