For Immediate Release:


Barbara W. Simpson

Cultural Arts & Special Events


Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theatre is excited to announce the upcoming production of the hilarious Noël Coward play Present Laughter set to open on September 21. Present Laughter Flyer 01

Director Melissa Strickland has assembled an amazing cast for this uproariously funny play about an aging star of the London theatrical scene at the height of his fame and adored by legions of admirers -- perhaps a little too much. Juggling his considerable talent, ego and libido, the star finds himself caught between fawning ingénues, a crazed playwright, secret rendezvouses and unexpected twists, all in the middle of a midlife crisis! 

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Way Off Broadway Theatre’s production of Present Laughter

Garry Essendine played by Joshua Williams 

Liz Essendine played by Alex Rikerd 

Monica Reed played by Ashlee Lassiter 

Hugo Lyppiatt played by Russ Tipton 

Joanna Lyppiatt played by Danielle Newton 

Morris Dixon played by Seth Maggard 

Daphne Stillington played by Antilea Hamilton 

Roland Maule played by Greydon Furstenau 

Fred played by Nichlos Cutrell 

Miss Erikson/Lady Saltburn played by Blair Berry 

Director/Stage design – Melissa Strickland 

Stage Manager – Tye DeVore 

Lights/Sound – Abigail Bonebrake 

Set Construction – Jason Gentry 

This play will open September 21 and will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 8. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door, if available. To purchase tickets, visit or contact the Prattville Cultural Arts Office at 334-595-0850. Present Laughter is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.