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Presented by The Neil Simon Festival

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

Based on Neil Simon's young experiences as a staff writer for Cid Caesar's Show of Shows. Has the harried story of a staff writer on a hit comedy show really changed that much from the 1950's?

at The Egyptian Theatre

August 14, 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Add to Cal
Ages: All Ages    

All Event Showtimes

Thu
14
August 14, 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri
15
August 15, 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat
23
August 23, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat
23
August 23, 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun
24
August 24, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

TICKETS: prices are slightly cheaper on weeknights
Thursday, August 14 - $19 and up
Saturday Matinee, August 23 - $19 and up
All Other Shows - $23 and up


Inspired by Neil Simon'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 their show's Host. 

Max Prince is the star of The Max Prince Show, a popular comedy-variety series that is a major hit on the East Coast, but a network executive insists that it's too sophisticated for the Midwest, and urges Prince to dumb down his act. Between the tensions of producing an hour of top-quality comedy each week and being pestered about his ratings, Prince is beginning to unravel. His last line of defense against both the network and the ratings is his writing staff, which spends its days coming up with business for the show while hurling humorous invective at each other and anyone else within earshot.

Characters in this play are based on comedians of the 1950's including Mel Brooks,Larry Gelbart, Carl Reiner, and Mel Tolkin.