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Present Laughter

By Noel Coward
Directed by Jennifer Hargis
Underwritten by Alan Bryant


Noël Coward’s Present Laughter follows a self-obsessed actor in the
midst of a mid-life crisis. Juggling his considerable talent, ego and libido,
the theater’s favorite leading man suddenly finds himself caught
between fawning ingénues, crazed playwrights, secret trysts and
unexpected twists. At the center of his own universe sits matinee idol
Garry Essendine: suave, hedonistic and too old, says his wife, to be
having numerous affairs. His line in harmless, infatuated debutantes is
largely tolerated but playing closer to home is not. Just before he
escapes on tour to Africa the full extent of his misdemeanors is
discovered. And all hell breaks loose. Auditions:  June 3rd & 4th

Location: StageCenter Community Theatre

Date: Aug 1 – Aug 17, 2024 , Sunday Matinee Aug 11, at 2pm

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