Past Production
Present Laughter

Present Laughter
by Noel Coward
Directed by Gail Bernardi
Produced by Calia Mintzer and Lori Marple-Pereslete
May 8 – June 13, 2009
Present Laughter follows a few days in the life of successful and self-obsessed actor Garry Essendine as he prepares to travel for a touring commitment. Amid a series of events bordering on farce, Garry must deal with interruptions from numerous women who want to seduce him, placate his long-suffering secretary, avoid his estranged wife, be confronted by a crazed young playwrite, and overcome his fear of his own approaching birthday and suggested impending mid-life crisis. Hilarity follows his every move!
Character

CAST

Played by
Daphne Stillington ············ Marcy Agreen
Miss Erikson ············ Margie Bates
Fred ············ Bernard Jarvis
Monica Reed ············ Deanna Watkins
Garry Essendine ············ Raymond Lynch
Liz Essendine ············ Carmen Lynne
Roland Maule ············ Jordan Bland
Hugo Lyppiatt ············ Jack Coppock
Morris Dixon ············ Ron Edwards
Joanna Lyppiatt ············ Catherine Rahm
Lady Saltburn ············ Vada Foster

CAST PICTURES

Raymond Lynch as Garry Essendine and Catherine Rahm as Joanna Lyppiatt
“EVERYONE adores me. It's nauseating.” (left to right) Catherine Rahm as Joanna Lyppiatt, Raymond Lynch as Garry Essendine and Marcy Agreen as Daphne Stillington
Jordan Bland as Roland Maule and Raymond Lynch as Garry Essendine
Jack Coppock as Hugo Lyppiatt, Raymond Lynch as Garry Essendine and Morris Dixon as Ron Edwards
Raymond Lynch as Garry Essendine and Deanna Watkins as Monica Reed
Bernard Jarvis as Fred, Raymond Lynch as Garry Essendine and Margie Bates as Miss Erikson
Raymond Lynch as Garry Essendine

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