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Present Laughter

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by Noël Coward

 

“A mixture of twinkling charm and driving egomania …” 

–  The Guardian  

In a world where silly people demand to be taken very seriously, Garry Essendine is in the center. Swirling around him are his court of admirers and friends, all demanding a chunk of him before he embarks on a trip he believes to be his doom. Business partners, lovers, employees alike wish to mold Garry into what they believe him to be and ignore his own desires as an act or flights of fancy. This matinee idol spins round and round attending to his orbiting relationships, all while trying to indulge and understand the most perplexing of them all… himself.

 

Mature teens and adults

 

Performances:

Friday, September 24, 2021- 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 25, 2021- 7:30 PM

Sunday, September 26, 2021- 3:00 PM

Friday, October 1, 2021- 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 2, 2021- 7:30 PM

Sunday, October 3, 2021- 3:00 PM

Director

Conner Klee

Connor is an active member of Actor’s Equity Association and has worked as both an actor and stage manager in mid-Michigan. Connor is also a professional director who has tackled shows, such as, 12 Angry Men, Gidion’s Knot,and The Way We Get By, to name just a few. Connor studied at the University of Michigan – Flint, graduating with a BFA in theatre performance. A native to the Flint-area, Connor is thrilled to be working with Bay City Players and cannot wait to tell deeply human, relevant and interesting stories for the community.

Assitant Director

Sandra Doll

Sandy Doll is currently pursuing her BA in Theatre Performance at the University of Michigan-Flint. She is scheduled to graduate in Winter 2020. Some of her recent credits at UMF include playing Laura in Significant Otherand Isabelle/Sabine in The Liar. Sandy is very excited to begin working on this show with Bay City Players.

CAST

COURTNEY GAGE

as Daphne Stillington

CATHY GIBBONEY

as Miss Erikson

RON ELLIOTT

as Fred

JUDY METZ

as Monica Reed

KURT MILLER

as Garry Essendine

LAURENE FRANJIONE

as Liz Essendine

CHRISTOPHER SCHEDDEL

as Roland Maule

DALE GIBBONEY

as Morris Dixon

DAVID NEWSHAM

as Hugo Lyppiatt

MANDY CHOLGER

as Joanna Lyppiatt

JANET DIXON

as Lady Saltburn