Michael Frayn's masterpiece gets a credible performance of its incredible farce-within-a-farce antics, directed by Edward Brennan at CM Performing Arts Center.

A nimble cast -- led by Emily Nadler as a faded star who fumbles her running gag about sardines, and Jack Howell as a hard-of-hearing booze-hound -- assures us that whatever can go wrong will indeed. As the beleaguered director, Rob Schindlar gets no sympathy from fellow thespians-playing-thespians: Matt Langen, Jennifer Hope, Kristen Digilio, Paul Velutis, Heather Van Velsor and William Sheehan.

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Whether onstage or backstage aboard Mark DeCaterina's reversible set, "Noises Off" remains a relentless romp.

WHAT "Noises Off"

WHEN|WHERE 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale

TICKETS $20-$22; cmpac.com, 631-218-2810