Laughter on the 23rd floor
Laughter on the 23rd floor A comedy by Neil Simon Directed by Kevin Trask Season 2 2013: 29 May to 15 June By special arrangement with Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd Neil Simon has penned many funny and memorable plays and this one is no exception. Set in 1953, it celebrates the golden-age of television, re-creating the mayhem, neuroses, nonstop gags, and constant one-upmanship of a team of brilliantly funny social misfits as they write The Max Prince Show, a weekly variety program. Among the crew are Milt, the insult artist; Ira, the hypochondriac; and Val, a Russian émigré who has trouble with his accent. Their boss, Max, a paranoiac comic genius and tyrant with a heart of gold, is breaking down from exhaustion, alcohol and pills as he tries to cope with interfering network executives. The play is one great laugh after another whilst reminding us of a darker time in America of sexism, racism, and the Communist witch hunts.
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