Laughter on the 23rd Floor @ St. Michael’s Playhouse
July 31 @ 2:00 pm - August 10 @ 11:00 pm
Laughter on the 23rd Floor: By Neil Simon
Evenings: 8:00 p.m. July 31 – August 3, 6 – 10, 2019
Matinees: 2:00 p.m. August 3 & 10, 2019
St. Michael’s Playhouse | Colchester, VT
Neil Simon’s tribute to his early career as a TV writer alongside comedy legends Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Laughter on the 23rd Floor follows the roller-coaster antics in a not-your-average 1950s writers’ room as they frantically attempt to please their larger-than-life boss of a weekly comedy variety show.
Set backstage at “The Max Prince Show,” a fictional TV comedy series in Manhattan in the early ’50s, Laughter on the 23rd Floor is somewhat of a continuation of his trilogy Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound, which ended with the young narrator beginning his career as a comedy writer at a TV show in New York City.
Note: Laughter on the 23rd Floor contains some mature language.
The lights dimmed on Broadway this year in honor of the passing of legendary playwright Neil Simon. This production is dedicated to Mr. Simon whose name was synonymous with comedy. On Broadway, he was known for his iconic works such as Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, Broadway Bound, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Rumors, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. In addition to receiving four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, he was honored with several Writers Guild of America Awards, an American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement honor, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Monte Cristo Award.