Present Laughter opens Friday, Jan. 16, the Very Little Theatre.
A midlife crisis at 39? Wait, isn’t 40 the new 20? Not in the 1940s, when Noel Coward wrote this semi-autobiographical piece about an actor approaching the Birthday of Impending Doom. Local fave Bary Shaw plays the actor, who’s besieged by a variety of needy folks as he’s about to leave on a tour of Africa. Director Fred Gorelick knows a thing or two about comedy, so this should be a romp. Show dates are Jan. 16-18, 22-25 & 29-31. Tix at 344-7751.