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“Laughter on The 23rd Floor” by Neil Simon – one of the all-time most recognized and celebrated playwrights – will make its mark on the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall on Sept. 16.

The production, sponsored by Friedman, Thompson and Co., and directed by Brad Sergi is inspired by Simon’s early career experience as a junior jokesmith (along with his brother Danny) for Your Show of Shows. The play focuses on Sid Caesar/Jackie Gleason-like Max Prince, the star of a weekly comedy-variety show circa 1953, and his staff, including Simon’s alter-ego Lucas Brickman, who maintains a running commentary on the writing, fighting, and wacky antics which take place in the writers’ room. At the plot’s core is Max’s ongoing battles with NBC executives who fear his humor is too sophisticated for Middle America.

The characters in the play are based on Neil Simon’s co-writers on “Your Show Of Shows,” including the types of Woody Allen and Mel Brooks.

“Laughter on The 23rd Floor” will run Sept. 16 through Oct. 22. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors. Group rates are available. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. For tickets, purchase online at www.repeastplayhouse.org or call 661-288-0000.

 

About the REP

Located at 24266 Main Street in the heart of Old Town Newhall, The REP is Santa Clarita’s Premiere Theatre Experience and is home to The Hydeaway Lounge featuring full-service cocktails.  Exclusively at The REP, The Hydeaway Lounge is open one hour before each performance. Its warm, inviting atmosphere is the perfect place to have a cocktail and mingle with other patrons.   The REP’s year-long season features five Main Stage productions and two 81 Series studio productions.

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