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.

The Production Team

Ed Staats Director
Joyce Perkins Stage Manager
Pam Ciochetti Dialect Coach
Candy Plato Costume Designer
Dottie Chenier Hair & Make-up Designer
Jeff Knaggs Sound Designer
Tammy Perkins Saxophone Recording
Rick Deovlet Special Effects Designer
Jan Hatunen Lighting Designer
Ed Read Assistant Lighting Designer
Bill Clyde Board Operator
Jim Fithian Set Designer
Terry Nelson Scenic Artist
Kevin Meyers Scenic Painter
Candi Pickering Scenic Painter
Jack Magee Set Construction
Tony Geraci Set Construction
Robert Emerson Set Construction

The Cast

Glenn Davis Lucas
Roger Genereux Milt
Tony Geraci Val
Bill Epsen Brian
Bill Tarran Kenny
Roxane Ashe Carol
Brian Moriarty Max Prince
Anna Fabian Helen
George Mauro Ira