Flat Rock Playhouse Presents LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, Now thru 4/19
Inspired by Simon's early career experience as a junior writer for Your Show of Shows, the play focuses on Sid Caesar-like Max Prince, the star of a weekly comedy-variety show circa 1953, and his staff who maintain a running commentary on the writing, fighting, and wacky antics which take place in the writers' room. The harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman "Max Prince." Along with The Odd Couple this is considered one of Simon's most enduring comic masterpieces.
The show is directed by Michael Kostroff. Kostroff is a television and stage actor, best known for his five seasons on HBO's smash hit, The Wire, and for his guest appearances on dozens of TV shows including The Good Wife, Louie, Banshee, Blue Bloods, Damages and the upcoming Gotham and The Black Box. He's toured in The Producers and Les Miserables, appeared at Goodspeed and Paper Mill, and understudied for Broadway's The Nance, starring Nathan Lane.
Scenic design is by Dennis C. Maulden. Lighting design is by Stephen Terry. Sound design is by Bryan Delaney. Costume design is by Ashli Arnold.
TICKETS AND SCHEDULE
Allergy Partners of Western North Carolina presents Laughter on the 23rd Floor at The Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage at Flat Rock Playhouse, April 3-19. Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm; matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. All tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org. Discounts available for seniors, AAA members, military personnel, students and groups. The Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage is located at 2661 Greenville Hwy in Flat Rock, NC.