AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED for Laughter on the 23rd Floor, by Neil Simon, Directed by Justin Pasch.
April 15 & 16 from 5-8 PM, reading from script. Looking to cast 7 men and 2 women, ages 20-50 years old.
Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama, as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman “Max Prince”. The play is notable not only for its insider’s look at the personalities and processes of television comedy writing, but also for its reflection of the political and social undercurrents of its time, in particular the rise of Joseph McCarthy, relationships between various (European) American ethnicities, and attitudes toward women.
Performance dates for this production are June 21, 22 & 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM and June 29 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM.
Questions? Please contact Justin Pasch at 815-656-1017 or firstname.lastname@example.org