Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Directed by Ed Staats
March 24 to April 15, 2000
The 2nd production of the 2000 Season
Written by: Neil Simon
Inspired by Simon’s early career experience as a junior writer for Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, the play focuses on a Sid Caesar-like Max Prince, the star of a weekly comedy-variety show circa 1953, and his staff, including Simon’s alter-ego Lucas Brickman, who maintains a running commentary on the writing, fighting, and wacky antics which take place in the writers’ room. Max has an ongoing battle with NBC executives, who fear his humor is too sophisticated for Middle America.