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Present Laughter

  • Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • 701 W. Riverside Dr.
  • Austin, TX 78704
  • November 16, 2016 - December 4, 2016
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (512) 474-5664

Austin Shakespeare brings Noel Coward’s classic comedy Present Laughter to the Rollins Studio Theatre at The Long Center for the Performing Arts from November 16, 2016 – December 4, 2016. Chaos, romance and dazzling dialogue are shaken up to concoct this perfect cocktail for the holiday season!

Marc Pouhé stars as the 1930’s matinee idol, Garry Essendine, who is self-obsessed, slipping into middle age, and still surrounded by admiring women. Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella says, “Marc was so funny offstage at Macbeth this summer that I envisioned him in a full-out comedy.”

Open auditions caught a gaggle of Austin actresses including Babs George, who plays the estranged wife; Kara Bliss, the seductress; and Alison Stebbins, the saucy secretary. Janelle Buchanan doubles as the wisecracking Swedish housekeeper and the elegant Lady Saltburn, and Corinna Browning makes her Austin Shakespeare debut as the alluring debutante. Steve Cruz takes on the role of the madcap, aspiring playwright; Michael Miller, the harassed agent; and Robert Deike, the producer. Austin architect and set designer John Mayfield is creating the actor’s lavish London apartment.

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  • Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday