Laughter on the 23rd Floor

A Play by Neil Simon
Directed by Barbara Barkan

Audition dates:
Saturday October 12, 2019 3:00-5:30pm
Sunday October 13, 2019 1:00-3:00pm
Tenth Street Stage
Callbacks TBA if needed

Performance dates:
January 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2019

Characters (All roles are open):

Max Prince (Star of the Max Prince Show): Mid-40’s to early 50s.
He appears to be taller than he is because he exudes great strength. His strength comes more from his anger than from his physique. He dominates a room with his personality. You must watch him because he’s like a truck you can’t out of the way of. He is quixotic, changing quickly from warm, infectious laughter to sullen anger. He is often monosyllabic, offering a word or two to convey his thoughts.

Lucas Brickman (New Writer): Mid 20’s to Mid 30’s, sincere and sensible.

Milt Fields (Flamboyant): Mid 40’s, Milt is a gag man, a joke a minute wholesaler who deals in fast paced patter.

Val Slotsky (Russian head writer): Mid 40’s the senior member of the staff. An emigrant from Russia when he was twelve, he still carries his accent. He is the most politically aware of all the writers.

Brian Doyle (Irish American): Mid-30’s to Mid-40’s. A heavy smoker, a heavy cougher and a heavy drinker but with a biting sense of humor as caustic as his outlook on life.

Kenny Franks (Wiz kid): Mid 30’s. Boy genius and the most sophisticated of the writers.

Carol Wyman (The only woman writer on the show): Mid 30’s, with a strong and quick defense system that comes with being the only female writer on the staff.

Helen (Max’s secretary): attractive, late twenties.

Ira Stone (Hypochondriac): Late 30’s to early 40’s. A hypochondriac who comes in late every day with a new ailment. His greatest wish in life was to have a virus named after him.

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