Present Laughter

March 9–25, 2018

The Ellicott Creek Playhouse


Written by Noel Coward

Garry, an aging actor, still lives life like a young, reckless star of the stage. The plot follows a few days in the life of this self-obsessed egotist. He finds himself in a difficult situation when a young dalliance returns to audition for him, a young crazed playwright insists he read his play, and his ex-wife is left to clean up the mess. This comedy bordering on farce, was written by Coward in 1930 and just enjoyed a Broadway revival. The script was described by Coward as "a series of semi-autobiographical pyrotechnics."

Directed by M. Joseph Fratello

Opening Night Reception:  Join us for refreshments and meet the cast and crew immediately following the opening night performance in the theater lobby.

Friday, March 9th at 7:30
Saturday, March 10th at 7:30
Sunday, March 11th at 3:00
Friday March 16th at 7:30
Saturday, March 17th at 7:30
Sunday, March 18th at 3:00
Friday, March 23rd at 7:30
Saturday, March 24th at 3:00
Saturday, March 24th at 7:30
Sunday, March 25th at 3:00

Cast:

Daphne Stillington: Robyn Baun
Mrs. Erickson: Sheila Brady
Liz Essendine: Dianna Kolek
Monica Reed: Dawn Marcolini Newton
Joanna Lyppiatt: Glo McDonald
Hugo: Fran Newton
Garry Essendine: Marc Ruffino
Fred: Chuck Slisz
Roland Maule: Brian Tabak
Morris Dixon: Dan Zerpa