Present Laughter

Present Laughter

by Noël Coward

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February 16, 2020 12Noon

– World Trade Center Theater –
25 SW Salmon St (2WTC), Portland, OR 97205

Runtime: TBD

‘I’m changing my methods and you’re my first experiment.’

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

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Written by

Cast

Garry Essendine

Third Rail core company member
Guest Artist
* Member of Actors Equity Association