Present Laughter

(2 intermission)
Opened Jan 20, 2007
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Noel Coward's Present Laughter is a semi-autobiographical, madcap farce that follows the stylishly attired and devastatingly charismatic Garry Essendine. Essendine is a famous, self-dramatizing actor who never met a mirror he didn't like. As he teeters reluctantly towards middle age, everyone he encounters is completely infatuated with him. As Garry says, "Everybody worships me, it's nauseating." The stage is set for a battle of glittering egos as Essendine - the master of razor sharp repartee, ruthless put-downs, and spectacular tantrums - takes on an admiring young playwright, his tart-tongued secretary, his business partners, an hilariously acerbic ex-wife, and an hours-old tryst! Pianist Austin Haller performs during the intermissions, with a Champagne Service available at your seat! Student Rush tickets are available starting 1 hour prior to curtain.

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