Looking for a Little Side-Splitting Comedy?
Present Laughter Fills the Bill.
Opening March 14th as part of the Coaster Theatre Playhouse's 40th anniversary season and continuing through April 19th, Present Laughter is a comical farce written by Noel Coward in 1939 and first staged on tour in 1942. The play follows a few days in the life of the successful, yet self-obsessed, comedy actor Garry Essendine, (a character Coward based on himself) as he prepares for a performance tour in Africa. In the midst of a series of farcical events that occur during the play, Garry has to deal with women who are obsessed with him, his long-suffering secretary and his estranged wife, cope with a crazed young playwright and overcome his impending mid-life crisis.
Tickets $15-$20. For the complete performance schedule or to order tickets: coastertheatre.com or call the box office at 503-436-1242.