Gotham Radio Theatre will bring ‘Present Laughter’ to life in September with a versatile cast who all play multiple roles. The play has been called a ‘valentine to the maddening, marvelous world of the theater’ and of course to Coward himself, who is the model for the lead role of Garry Essendine. Essendine happens to have committed the mortal sin of a matinee idol; he has aged past 40. As he prepares to travel to Africa for a tour, he has to deal with women who want to seduce him, his long suffering secretary, a crazed new playwright, his estranged wife and his own fear of growing old.
The cast includes Michael Iannucci as Garry Essendine, Laura Leopard as Monica & Joanna, William Bailey as Henry & Maule, Jill Ahrold as Daphne and Liz and Bob Ader as Morris & Fred.
They will perform on Sunday, September 23rd at 3pm and 7pm and Monday, September 24th at 7pm at the Arclight Theater at 152 West 71st. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved through the website GRT (http://gothamradiotheatre.com) Tickets are also available through TDF.
Take a tour through our site for more information on the season, tickets and cast information, www.gothamradiotheatre.com
About Gotham Radio Theatre
Much like the radio hour serials of a bygone era, Gotham Radio performs classics from theatre, literature and the silver screen in little more than 60 minutes, with live sound and music, and actors playing multiple roles.
Gotham actors portray fictional 1940's stars of stage, screen and radio who perform the Gotham radio play. These 40's personalities are long running characters and bring the audience an added entertaining dimension of a 'show within a show.
What: “Present Laughter”
When: Sunday, September 23rd at 3pm and 7pm
Monday, September 24th at 7pm
Where: The Arclight Theater
152 West 71st Street (1, 2 or 3 subway, 72nd Street Station)
Between Broadway and Columbus
New York, NY 10023
TDF tickets are also available
Tickets: Go to http://www.gothamradiotheatre.com/tickets.html ‘ticket page’ or call 866-992-9263
Actors: Michael Iannucci, Laura Leopard, William Bailey, Jill Ahrold and Bob Ader.