“Laughter on the 23rd Floor” at Players Guild of Leonia

“Laughter on the 23rd Floor”
by Neil Simon

Set in 1953, Neil Simon's "flat-out funniest play in years" re-creates the mayhem, neuroses, nonstop gags, and constant one-upmanship of a team of brilliantly funny social misfits as they write The Max Prince Show, a weekly variety program. The writers are devoted to their boss, Max, a comic genius, a tyrant, and a paranoiac with a heart of gold. However, his penchant for tippling and popping too many pills is growing under the pressures of a rising McCarthyism and network executives who want him to cut back his "too-smart" show and staff so that they can chase after the Leave It to Beaver and Father Knows Best audience.

Performed by Players Guild of Leonia
At Civil War Drill Hall Theatre
Performances ran
Friday, February 25, 2000 thru Sunday, March 12, 2000
Brian Doyle.... Frank Messina Has Bio
Carol Wyman.... Gilda Arakel-Bettini Has Bio
Helen.... Rachel Kugelmass Has Bio
Ira Stone.... Thomas Rondinaro Has Bio
Kenny Franks.... John Cavada Has Bio
Lucas Brickman.... Roger Niebuhr
Max Prince.... Rik Turner Has Bio
Milt Fields.... Bob Daria Has Bio
Val Skolsky.... Terry McGrath Has Bio
Directed by Joan-Ellen Messina Has Bio
Assistant Directed by Trudi Cavada Has Bio
Produced by Annette Lenge Has Bio