“Present Laughter” Black Chair Project by Magenta Theater
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“Present Laughter” Black Chair Project by Magenta Theater

April 27 @ 7:30 pm UTC-7

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR THE FIRST BLACK CHAIR PROJECT OF 2019!  The Magenta Theater schedule has been so busy that it’s been almost impossible to schedule these one-performance-only events.  BUT…..due to the Rock Choir’s 70s show being moved to July, a spot opened up on the schedule and an opportunity arose!  One performance only: 7:30pm Saturday April 27th, 2019. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door as available.  Magenta Theater, 1108 Main Street, Vancouver, WA – in the Arts District.


“Present Laughter” was featured in the 2010 season as a mainstage production at the theater’s former location.  David Roberts played the main role of Garry Essendine.  As a result of a flawless audition for this production, Mr. Roberts will be reprising his role.  He is accompanied by a cast of familiar and new faces on the Magenta stage.


Garry Essendine, matinee idol, sits in the center of his own universe.  He is suave, hedonistic, and too old to be having numerous affairs – according to his wife.  (They are separated, obviously!) Garry is pursued by an endless stream of infatuated debutantes and femme fatales, much to the dismay of his personal secretary, Monica, and his faithful valet, Fred.  As can be expected, all hell breaks loose in this charming comedy that premiered in the early years of the Second World War – just as privileged lives were threatened with fundamental social change.


Black Chair Project (BCP) – is a progressive and exciting branch of Magenta Theater performing staged readings of plays throughout the year.  BCP utilizes the bare minimum of rehearsal time.  A set consisting of black chairs and black tables in front of whatever happens to be onstage at the time, actors dressed in basic costumes, whatever lighting is available, and a collaboration of actors providing their own props and sound effects.  Rehearsals are exhilaratingly fast paced!  Everyone functions as part of the machinery speeding along to produce high-quality and entertaining staged readings.

“Present Laughter” is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

April 27, 2019, 7:30pm
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Magenta Theater
1108 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Box Office: www.magentatheater.com
Box Office Phone:  360-635-4358

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April 27
7:30 pm
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Magenta Theater
1108 Main Street
Vancouver, WA