Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Feb. 2023)
Performances: February 3, 4, 10, 11, 12*, 17, 18, 19*, 24 & 25, 2023
Curtain Time: 8 p.m.
*Sunday February 12 & 19 are special 2:00 pm matinees, order early!
Auditions: November 13 & 14, 7 pm.
Directed by: Dave Stebbins
By Neil Simon
An autobiographical farce inspired by Simon’s own career churning out jokes for Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows.
Neil Simon’s “love letter” to his early career as a TV writer alongside the likes of comedy legends Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Laughter on the 23rd Floor follows the rollercoaster antics that catapult a not-your-average 1950s writers’ room into the comedy fray, as they frantically attempt to please
their larger-than-life boss of a weekly comedy variety show. Locked in an ongoing battle with NBC executives, who fear the show’s humor is too sophisticated for Middle America, the writing and fighting of the team expose the social and political undercurrents of the 1950s—reflecting back the ongoing tensions in today’s America in a show all will enjoy.