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Laughter on the 23rd Floor
a Comedy
CATEGORY : COMEDY
by Neil Simon

COMPANY : Next Stage Theatre Company [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Next Stage Theatre's Alley Stage
ID# 4418

SHOWING : February 08, 2013 - February 23, 2013

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon provides a peek behind the scenes of TV's golden age in this hit Broadway comedy, which is based on Simon's own time spent on the writing staff of Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows. Set in 1953, the play depicts a harried comedy writing staff frantically scrambling to top each other with gags while vying for the attention of star madman, Max Prince. Max's habit of boozing and popping too many pills is growing under the pressures of rising McCarthyism, network executives and sponsors who want him to cut back his "too-smart" staff so they can chase after the Leave It to Beaver audience. A skillful mix of nostalgia, laughter, classic Catskills humor, colorful characters and more, Laughter on the 23rd Floor remains an enduring classic from Simon, a master of the form. Las Vegas actor, director, and producer Gus Langley joins a talented ensemble of Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Award winners and nominated actors to portray characters based on comic legends Mel Brooks, Danny Simon, Mel Tolkin and Carl Reiner.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Rob Hardie
Light & Sound Technician Robert Baca
Costume Designer Fran Beaudry
Scenic Designer Christopher Shane Dills
Sound Designer Rob Hardie
Lighting Designer Jon Liles
Stage Manager Amber Clarke Rampy
Kenny Franks Max Flick
Milt Fields Aaron Gotlieb
Lucas Brickman Paul Edward Gourdeau
Ira Stone Ray Hilton
Brian Doyle James Augustus Langley
Helen Katie Patterson
Max Prince Zip Rampy
Carol Wyman Lauren Rosenzweig
Val Skolsky Michael Shikany
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