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Closed March 21, 2010

Should Bergdorf Goodman experience a sudden run on velvet smoking jackets and silk pajamas, blame Victor Garber, the debonair star of Present Laughter

Chris Isherwood

Why See Present Laughter?

Vain matinee idol Garry Essedine becomes entangled in the amusing personal crises of the people around him, which are largely of his own making

Considered by some to be Coward's most autobiographical play, Present Laughter concerns an actor who takes Shakespeare's Twelfth Night admonition* all too seriously, continually indulging his considerable appetite for wine, women and sleeping late. Might there be more to life than this?

What is love?
Tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty;
Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty,
Youth's a stuff will not endure.

Performances from : 2nd January 2010
Opening : 21st Janauary 2010
Closing : 21st March 2010

Run Time: TBA

Audience: Present Laughter is suitable for audiences of all ages

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening - 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -

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Opening night: 2 January 2010


1 Nomination
Best Scenic Design of a Play: Alexander Dodge

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1 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

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John: “Wonderfully Entertaining”

We had the opportunity to see the play on the 9th. Its a witty farce with... more

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