Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor at the Raven Theatre
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The last date listed for Laughter on the 23rd Floor was Saturday July 26, 2008 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Raven Theatre East Stage
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A profound portrait of a family teetering on the edge, Tony-winning playwright Richard Greenberg's… More
_Laughter on the 23rd Floor _was inspired by Simon’s own early-career experience churning out jokes for Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, where he worked alongside Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Woody Allen. Laughter introduces a room full of oddball writers, many based upon actual personalities, including Simon himself. The Sid-Caesar-like character of Max Prince, star of a 1953 variety show, is a booze-guzzling, pill-popping comic genius who goes to any lengths to protect his team in the face of network cutbacks. This hilarious play chronicles the writing room’s outrageous antics and increasing stress levels under the pressures of rising McCarthyism and television executives resistant to sophisticated humor.