The Present is inspired by Helder Guimarães’ own life experience with quarantine during childhood. Using his signature mind-bending illusions, Guimarães recalls the funny, moving, and ultimately illuminating lessons he learned when he least expected them.

Having sold out its entire 24 week run with rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, The Present has become one of the most successful interactive virtual shows of 2020. We're opening up the production to the entire world for one, final blow-out spectacular live-streaming event, with donation proceeds directly supporting COVID-19 relief for artists and arts professionals.

Crew / Cast

Playwright, Performer: Helder Guimarães

Director: Frank Marshall 

Production Design Consultant: François-Pierre Couture

Costume Design Consultant: E.B. Brooks

Lighting Design Consultant: Daniel Ionazzi

Dramaturg: Amy Levinson

Production Stage Manager: Julie Ann Renfro

Limited Show Run

May 7 - October 17, 2020

Geffen Stayhouse Theater

10886 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024