“Present Laughter” Was Present On PBS

The 2017 Broadway production of the Noel Coward play, Present Laughter, has been filmed and was presented last Friday on the the PBS program, Great Performances.  A flavorous item, it stars Kevin Kline as a hopelessly vain theater actor and womanizer who gets his comeuppance at the hands of adulators (ones he doesn’t understand).  The cast is vibrant and commanding, with Kline of course the stand-out.  Bhavesh Patel is unrestrained as Roland, but it must be remembered that his character is a possible madman.  Tedra Millan (Daphne) is a droll tornado.

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