FEMALE STAGE AGE 25-45
MALE STAGE AGE 25-45
ROLES AVAILABLE FOR
LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR by Neil Simon
Adelaide Repertory Theatre, Arts Theatre
Directed by David Grybowski
Rehearsals start Monday, 5 September 2022 and continue Monday & Wednesday evenings and Sunday days.
Production Week starts Sunday, 13 November. Performances Thursday-Saturday 17-20 November and Wednesday-Saturday 23-26 November, with matinee on final day 26 November
Rehearsals and performances at The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street.
There is a social play reading scheduled for 7 pm on 25 July.
It’s the early years of television in 1953, and the comic writers of The Max Prince Show in New York write Max an hour-and-a-half-long sketch show that is broadcast live every week! Laughter on the 23rd Floor is a roman à clef as Neil Simon was actually such a writer for Sid Caesar, the real-life show host on which Max Prince is based. While we enjoy the witty banter of the comedians, Max is fighting an epic battle with his network bosses. Television is coming of age and will expand broadcasting far beyond New York – the executives don’t think the audience in Ohio and Kentucky will get the Shakespeare jokes, and the writers are anxious about their jobs. The play shows the huge contribution to American humour from European Jewish immigrants and their American-born offspring in the time of McCarthy’s persecutions and the birth of the hydrogen bomb. It’s a very funny play – all the characters are comedians! Max pays well and they are the best in the business.
The play is very much an ensemble piece. Seven of nine roles already cast.
Looking for a male and female, 25-45 years stage-age to play members of the comic writing team, KENNY and CAROL
Contact the director, David Grybowski 0400 299 503 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Script available on request. Auditions will take place by arrangement.