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LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR

BY NEIL SIMON

FEBRUARY 11-27, 2022

Directed by

KEVIN MICHAEL FULD

Inspired by Neil Simon’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama, this hilarious classic retells how the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman "Max Prince".  The play is notable for its insider’s look at TV comedy writing, and its commentary on the political and social undercurrents of the McCarthy era.  This now legendary team of writers fights an ongoing battle with NBC executives who fear Max’s humor is too sophisticated for 1950’s Middle America.

Cast List: In Order of Appearance

Lucas Brickman:  Zach Cantrell

Milt Fields:  Robby Dullnig

Val Skolsky:  Bill Otstott

Brian Doyle:  Chris-James Cognetta

Kenny Franks:  Salvador Elias

Carol Wyman:  Rhonda Rose

Max Prince:  Jared Seman

Helen:  Hannah Alford

Ira Stone:  Mac Wright

General Understudy:  Joel Frapart

Production Staff

Director: Kevin Michael Fuld

AD/SM: Lindsey Humphries

Producer: Harry Robert Friedman

Set Designer: Ellen Doyle Mizener

Costume Designer: Shanna Threlkeld