Jun 01 2010

Spoleto (3 of 8)

Tonight’s show was “Present Laughter”  presented at the Dock Street Theatre  ($40 – $75)

The historic Dock Street Theatre reopens in 2010 after a three-year-long restoration – how better to commemorate the occasion than with the return of Spoleto favorite the Gate Theatre in an effervescent production of Noël Coward’s brilliant comedy of manners Present Laughter. Elegantly staged and luxuriously costumed, Present Laughter – an absolute sell-out success during a recent Dublin run – is a delight of barbed witticisms, ironic comedy, and, upon occasion, chaotic farce.   Approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes

This show started at 8:30 pm for and supposedly ended around midnight.  It had the typical drawn out British humor but I was really tired, the ushers had to sit on the floor and I was having a hard time understanding the strong British accent.  I left at intermission with 1.5 hrs to go.