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Review: Present Laughter (East Side Players)

by Tiffany Budhyanto

From left to right: Nicole Downie, Robert Ouellette, Ted Powers, Daryn Dewalt

Toronto’s East Side Players presents Noel Coward’s classic comedy Present Laughter at Todmorden Mills’ Papermill Theatre from May 26 to June 11, 2011.

Located in the historic Todmorden Mills heritage site is the charming Papermill Theatre. Large wooden beams, red brick walls and a gallery of paintings create a pleasant atmosphere where the local community can enjoy theatre.

The company’s last production of the season, Present Laughter, portrays a narcissistic middle-aged actor named Garry Essendine in 1939 preparing to leave for a production run in Africa. Lusting women, a crazed playwright, his ex-wife, and his bitter secretary all get in the way of his plans.

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