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Laughter on the 23rd Floor

June 21, 2019 - June 29, 2019

Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon

June 21, 22, 28 at 7:30 PM and June 29, 2019 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM

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.

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Start:
June 21, 2019
End:
June 29, 2019
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