Black Box Theatre | Present Laughter

Meet the cast and crew of the Spring 2024 Production of Present Laughter

The cast and crew of Present Laughter stands onstage in two rows

Top Row Left to right: Stephen Pickering, Marisa Snook, Karen Peterson, Nadia Lara, Gianah Tomczak, Olivia Greenwald, Addie Keller, Chelsea Boesiger, Paul Lockwood, Carol Foreman, Jay Geller
Bottom Row Left to Right: Brian Fleming, Mailin Contreras, Emily Kunash, Joel Bennett, Angie Kells, Bobby Roberts, Skye Schoen, EJ Svendson

Photos courtesy of Christy Sturm.

About Present Laughter

The Black Box Theatre is proud to announce the Spring 2024 production of Noel Coward’s witty and hysterical play, Present Laughter, directed by Angie Kells.

At the center of his own universe sits matinee idol Garry Essendine: suave, hedonistic, and too old, says his wife, to have 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. Noel Coward's Present Laughter premiered in the early years of the Second World War just as such privileged lives were threatened with fundamental social change (Concord Theatrical).

Present Laughter is directed by Angie Kells, with assistant director Chelsea Boesiger, Dialect Coach Marisa Snook, set design by Eric Luchen, lighting design by Deb Holmen, costume design by Carol Foreman, technical direction by Chris Adkins, scenic painting by Holly Adkins, stage manager Mailin Contreras, and producer and artistic director, Jay Geller.

Production Photos