Wide-eyed Lucas Brickman is a fledgling comedy writer working with some of the funniest – and craziest – writers in 1950’s television. While his colleagues try to top each other’s gags, head madman Max Prince contends with the NBC brass who are threatening to pull their groundbreaking show off the air. This hit Broadway comedy pays homage to Neil Simon’s early days writing jokes for Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, alongside future legends including Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.
Laughter on the 23rd Floor is intended for an adult audience and contains adult language and situations.
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Duration: 135 min.
Zach Thomas Woods as Lucas
Rick Pendzich as Milt
Mohammad N. ElBsat as Val
Dylan Bolin as Brian
Seth K. Hale as Kenny
Karen Estrada as Carol
David Cecsarini as Max Prince
Lindsay Webster as Helen
Adam Qutaishat as Ira
Edward Morgan, Director
Rick Rasmussen, Scenic Designer
Mike Van Dreser, Lighting Designer
Amy Horst, Costume Designer
David Cecsarini, Sound Designer
Heidi Salter, Properties Designer
Jessica Connelly, Stage Manager
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“David Cecsarini, an actor with a wide swath of capabilities, filled the role of Sid Caesar, with perfection.”– Julie McHale, Waukesha Freeman
“There is roaring humor on the surface of this production…”– Dave Begel, Dave Begel On Theater
“…we are seldom conscious of how carefully the large cast has been arranged into high speed interaction and coordination, so each actor knows when to steal the stage and when to weave in quietly.”– Dominique Paul Noth, Urban Milwaukee
“…a smart play by a smart writer for smart audiences.”– Mary Boyle, Ozaukee Living Local
“The show isn’t just fun, it’s hilarious—certainly one of the funniest shows in Milwaukee this season.”– Jean-Gabriel Fernandez, Shepherd Express
“You won’t regret giving Max Prince and company your undivided attention for a couple of hours.”– Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Director Edward Morgan and Actor Adam Qutaishat talk LAUGHTER on WISN– WISN
“Next Act Theatre’s LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, written by Neil Simon, is based on a real-life ‘live’ show, Sid Caesar’s ‘Your Show of Shows.’ But it’s the roomful of comedy writers that this comedy is all about…”– Harry Cherkinian, Shepherd Express