Noel Coward's Comedy Present Laughter at Theatre Three
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All offers for Present Laughter have expired.
The last date listed for Present Laughter was Saturday September 1, 2012 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Norma Young Arena Stage:
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A new comedy by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck (creator of NBC's Smash), Seminar centers on Leonard, an experienced author with a long and dramatic history. He's hired by four aspiring novelists to conduct an intensive 10-week writing seminar in an Upper West Side apartment. True to Rebeck's rep as the master of quarrelsome comedy, the students get much more for their $5,000 fee than they bargained for. They soon find themselves attending a master class in ruthless and reckless behavior where writing is a blood sport, words are deadly weapons, and sex is just a tool of the trade. Learn More
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The delightfully witty plot spotlights a few days in the life of the successful light comedy actor, Garry Essendine, as he prepares to travel for a touring commitment in Africa. Amid a series of events bordering on farce, Garry has to deal with younger women who want to submit to him, placate both his long-suffering secretary and his estranged wife, and cope with a super-contemptuous young playwright determined to change him into a more “serious and consequential” artist. As Garry has just turned forty, he’s fending off all these attacks just as he senses his oncoming mid-life crisis. Coward himself orginated the role and called the wildly amusing story “a series of semi-autobiographical pyrotechniques.” All is played out by actors on a glamorous high style art deco suite in splendidly lavish high fashions. A feast of laughter and high spirits!
About the Ticket Supplier: Theatre Three
Theatre Three produces seven mainstage productions each year in addition to special children’s performances, off-site educational outreach, special event productions and the programming in Theatre Too (the basement performing space). Theatre Too was, from September of 2000 until July 2003 home to the longest-running show in the history of Dallas theatre, the musical revue I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!