Present Laughter
by StageCenter Community Theatre

Aug. 01 - Aug. 17, 2024

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.

"Sharp, withering and funny." -The New York Times

"Sharpness and each succeeding act." -New York Post

“...Noel Coward's sublime comedy of manners is as delightful, delicious,
and ‘delovely’ as ever.” -NY1


Present Laughter
by Noel Coward
directed by Jennifer Hargis
Underwritten by Alan Bryant

Present Laughter” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals
on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.


Present Laughter
by Noël Coward
StageCenter Community Theatre

August 01 - August 17, 2024
StageCenter Community Theatre
218 N Bryan Avenue
Bryan, TX, 77803

August 1 - 17, 2024
Sunday matinee August 11 at 2 pm