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Switchyard Theatre Company presents: PRESENT LAUGHTER

March 3, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 – $25

An aging actor balances his ego, art, admirers and romantic intrigues with the help of his quirky entourage. A classic comedy reimagined with a diverse cast.

Garry Essendine, world renowned actor, is preparing for a theatrical tour to Africa to distract himself from impending middle age. But in the weeks before the tour is to begin, he is beset by a series of fans and admirers – an unhinged young playwright, a besotted society starlet, and his manager’s seductive wife – who are determined to take his spotlight. One crisis leads into another as his quirky entourage try to keep him focused and the business in order – and a secret affair, once exposed, might tear apart his closely-knit family of friends.

Snappy dialog, over-the-top characters, and surprise revelations abound in this classic British farce by Noel Coward, reimagined with a diverse cast and set amid the heyday of the black theater movement of the 1940s.

– Thursday, 2/23 (7:30pm)
– Friday, 2/24 (7:30pm)
– Saturday, 2/25 (2:00pm, 7:30pm)
– Sunday, 2/26 (2:00pm)
– Wednesday, 3/1 (7:30pm)
– Thursday, 3/2 (7:30pm)
– Friday, 3/3 (7:30pm)
– Saturday, 3/4 (2:00pm, 7:30pm)
– Sunday, 3/5 (2:00pm)

– General admission: $25
– Seniors (65+): $20
– Students: $10

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– Phone: 919-926-9906


March 3, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 – $25
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PSI Theatre at Durham Arts Council
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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