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An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother's wedding. Savannah's problem:

Mama Won't Fly! 


May 17 - 20, 2018

With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama's vintage sedan. As Savannah steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: the bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced that travelling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. 


Whit Adams—Teeta

Debbie Cortjens—Kiki

Gloria Dyer—Great-Aunt Pawnee

Julie Edmondson—Hayley Quinn

Doug Geganto—Officer Duggar/Ronald

Mim Gilberg—Essie

Laurie Homa—Sybil

Maury Kalnitz—Uncle Fred

Carol Kruskamp—Edweena

Arnie Miesch—Cousin Chicken/Red/Spud Farley

Duncan Niven—Mickey/Kelvin

Kathie Peil—Fanny

Dave Rusk—Denton Crocker/Mitch

Cindy Todd—Tanya Dudley

Deb Seymour—Norleen Sprunt

Pam Snell—Aunt Rema Jean

Phyllis Solgere—Savannah Honeycutt

Carol Weiss—Aunt Ardale

Marilyn Young—Juliette


Bert Emma—Director

Whit Adams—Assistant Director

Wayne Blum; Carol Kruskamp—Production Manager

Teresa Bruhn—Costume Design

Pam Snell—Props

Eileen Langan; Bill Langan—Set Design, Decorations and Construction

Leo Cortjens—Sound and Sound Effects

Wendy O’Hanlon—Dance Captain

Fred Irvin—Dialect Coach

Ron Craddick; Mike Beuke—Lighting and Special Effects

Brigitte Miesch—Make Up

Joyce Plaweski—Wigs Master

Paul Brown; Leo Cortjens; Howie Mueller—Photography and Videography

Joyce Plawecki: Rob Plawecki—Production Team Party

Andy Hampton—Programs

Keith Guernsey—Program Ad Sales

Paul Brown—Graphic Arts

At the centre of his own universe sits matinee idol Garry Essendine: suave, hedonistic and too old, says his wife, to be having numerous affairs. His line of harmless, infatuated debutantes is largely tolerated but playing closer to home is not. Just before he escapes on tour to Africa the full extent of his misdemeanours is discovered. And all hell breaks loose. Noel Coward's Present Laughter premiered in the early years of the Second World War just as such privileged lives were threatened with fundamental social change.


Wayne Blum—Henry Lyppiatt

Mim Gilberg—Lady Saltburn

Andy Hampton—Roland Maule

Jim Kalina—Fred

Cathy Kosmanski—Liz Essendine

Carol Kruskamp—Daphne Stillington

Kate Monahan—Joanne Lyppiatt

Denny Moore—Garry Essendine

Rob Plawecki—Morris Dixon

Betsy Robertson—Monica Reed

Pam Snell—Miss Erikson


The Cresswind Neighborhood Theatre (CNT) November 2018 performance of Noel Coward’s
present laughter 



Scott Larson—Director                                                              Joe Tellus—Assistant Director

Wayne Blum—Production Manager                                            Maury Kalnitz—Assistant Production Manager

Joe Tellus—Stage Management                                                 Teresa Bruhn—Costume Design

Ron Craddick; Mike Beuke—Lighting and Special Effects          Leo Cortjens—Sound and Sound Effects

Laurie Homa—Make Up                                                             Susan Nix—Props

Eileen Langan/Bill Langan—Set Design, Decor & Construction Andy Hampton—Programs                                   Doug Geganto—Program Ad Sales                                             Susan Nix—Props

Paul Brown—Photography and Videography                              Paul Brown—Production Design

Betsy Robertson—Box Office                                                      Cheryl Dizard—House Management

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