Monday, April 10, 2006

Tucson: TOP HAT presents Noel Coward's Present Laughter


From: Elizabeth Gooden []
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 11:45 AM

Top Hat Theatre Club

3110 East Fort Lowell   Tucson, Arizona 85716

(520) 326-6800


For Immediate Release


April 10, 2006

Contact: James or Elizabeth Gooden 319-9329



Top Hat Theatre Club presents:

Noel Coward’s Present Laughter


Performance Schedule:

     Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3:00


Preview Performances:

     Friday, April 28

     Saturday, April 29

     Sunday, April 30

     Friday, May 5. 


Opening: Saturday May 6 at 7:30

Closing: Sunday June 18



Garry Essendine, overly pampered star of the stage, is feeling the encroachment of middle age as he prepares for a tour of plays through the African continent.  Noel Coward’s razor sharp wit is in full form as Garry confronts his personal and romantic entanglements.



     James Gooden as Garry

     Maria Fletcher as Liz, Garry’s sensible ex-wife

     Nell Summers as Monica, his sarcastic secretary

     Alex Greengaard as Roland, an opinionated young playwright

     Michelle Turner as Daphne, a stage struck ingénue

     Amanda Reynolds as Joanna, the vamp who is after the big prize


Production Staff:

     Director: Elizabeth Gooden

     Set Design: Michael Givens

     Costume Design: Elizabeth Gooden

     Light & Sound Design: James Wilson

     Stage Manager: Aaron Valfre



Top Hat’s in-the-round performance space is located at the South East corner of Fort Lowell and Country Club and is dedicated to presenting fun and entertaining theatre.



     Preview performances: 12.00

     Regular tickets 17.00

     Students, seniors and military 15.00


Reservations: 326-6800


Up-coming productions:

     Neil Simon’s Oscar & Felix, A New Look at the Odd Couple June 23 - August 13.

     Larry Shue’s The Foreigner Aug 18 – Oct 8


More information can be found at:


Photo ID:

(L to R) Michelle Turner, James Gooden, Amanda Reynolds

Photo by: Maria Chavez 

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