Kevin Kline and Nina Arianda Team Up for Present Laughter

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Oscar winner Kevin Kline will co-direct and star opposite Tony winner Nina Arianda in a one-night-only staging of Noel Coward's Present Laughter.

The 7 PM staged reading on Feb. 22 serves as a benefit for The Acting Company. Kline will co-direct the evening with Acting Company artistic director Ian Belknap. The evening is sold out.

Nina Arianda
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Joining Kline ("A Fish Called Wanda," Cyrano) and Arianda ("Midnight in Paris," Venus in Fur) are Stephen DeRosa (On the Town), Carson Elrod (Peter and the Starcatcher), Francesca Faridany (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Matthew Greer (Cabaret), Reg Rogers (You Can’t Take It With You), Erika Rolfsrud (The Coast of Utopia), Susanna Stahlmann (Macbeth) and Michele Tauber (The Charity That Begins at Home).

The play "follows a few days in the life of the successful, self-obsessed light comedy actor Garry Essendine as he prepares to travel for a touring commitment in Africa. Amid a series of events bordering on farce, Garry has to deal with women who want to seduce him, placate both his long-suffering secretary and his estranged wife, cope with a crazed young playwright, and overcome his impending mid-life crisis."

For waitlist information, visit or call (212) 258-3111.

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