Laughter on the 23rd Floor

Laughter on the 23rd Floor
JAN 21 – FEB 18, 2012
Neil Simon
Colin Smith

Keegan takes on Neil Simon at last! 

Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows,” this Neil Simon favorite depicts the harried writing staff as they frantically scramble to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman Max Prince.  Filled with nostalgia, classic Catskills humor, and colorful characters, Laughter on the 23rd Floor is bound to have you..well…laughing.

Advisory Warning: Recommended for ages 16 and older


The Washington Post Review

“Carol (Brianna Letourneau) holds her own as the lone woman, whom the guys respect, even if they’re loath to give her credit.”

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DC Theatre Scene Review

“You want funny? Keegan Theatre has funny. Laughter on the 23rd Floor. They killed it, nailed it, knocked it out of the park.”

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ShowBizRadio Review

“Keegan Theatre’s current production of Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor demonstrates both humor and finesse. “

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Washington City Paper Review

“…Prince is great fun to watch, and for Keegan Theatre’s production, Ficca’s elected to play him at a slightly different rhythm than his cohorts.”

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Rich Massabny Review

“Do you want a laugh every 30 seconds? Then you’ve got to see The Keegan Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s ‘Laughter on the 23rd Floor.'”

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The Washington Examiner Review

“Under the direction of Colin Smith, the many laughs  arrive fast and furiously.”

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Washingtonian Review

“Director Colin Smith recognizes that the cleverness of the dialogue is the play’s strength and doesn’t add a lot of stage business to interfere.”

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MD Theatre Guide Review

“If you are a Neil Simon fan, a fan of Sid Caesar and Jackie Gleason, and a writer – and just want to go back to the good ol’ days – this is the show for you.”

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Ira Michael Innocenti
Max Ray Ficca*
Milt Matt Dewberry
Brian Dan Van Why
Lucas John Loughney
Kenny Kevin Hasser
Val Bradley Smith
Carol Brianna Letourneau
Helen Allison Corke

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.

Production Team

Director Colin Smith
Set Designer Samina Veith
Lighting Designer Allan Weeks
Costume Designer Erin Nugent
Stage Manager Lauren Miller
Props Design/Set Dressing Carol Baker
Properties Katrina Wiskup