The UND Theatre Arts Department is closing its 2018-19 season with "one of the funniest plays around," said Brett Olson, director.

The curtain rises on "Noises Off" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Burtness Theatre on the UND campus.

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"Noises Off" presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop of a play called "Nothing's On."

The action is punctuated with doors slamming, on- and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring, all of which figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play, said Olson, an instructor of movement in UND's Theatre Arts Department.

"It's been called the funniest farce ever written," he said.

This production concludes the 2018-19 season which "has been one of the department's best seasons ever," Olson said.

Cast members are Chloe Bellione, Tanner Sabol, Robert Cooper, Cole Bakke, Gina Uhlir, Meghan McNeil, Bethany Springs, Chris Berg and Karter Dolan.

Technical crew members are Ryan Zako, scenic design; Wesley Curtis, lighting design; Taran Estad, costume design; Tyler Smith, sound design, and Loren Liepold, technical director.

Tickets, $18 for general admission and $8 for students, may be purchased at the Burtness Theatre box office from 3 to 6 p.m. daily and 3 to 7:30 p.m. the day of the show, or by calling (701) 777-2587.