LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
By Neil Simon; Directed by Brenda Lilly
August 14-30, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Playwright Neil Simon got his first big break in the early 50s as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, and this comedy takes a fictionalized look into writer’s room antics. The play focuses on 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 wackiness that takes place in the writers’ room.