Six Characters in Search of an Author is Luigi Pirandello's quintessential story of the fine line between the characters in a play and the actors who portray them. This satirical tragicomedy opens on a theater company's rehearsal, which is interrupted when six fictional characters show up looking for an author to present their stories. The lines between reality and fiction become blurred (and a bit creepy) as the characters interact with the "real people" in this play within a play (... sort of). The actors of the original play become the audience for the characters, entering into a theatrical hall of mirrors, where the stage becomes more real than the world itself. Now Pasadena's A Noise Within, named one of "the nation's premier classical repertory companies" by The Huffington Post, stages Robert Brustein's brilliant adaptation.