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Laughter on the 23rd Floor

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Writing comedy is a riot

Written by Neil Simon

Playwright Neil Simon got his first big break in the early ‘50s as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s fabled television series Your Show of Shows, and this comedy takes a fictionalized look at the backstage chaos that went into producing one of the landmarks of television’s golden age.

People everywhere gather around the TV each week to watch their favorite comedian Max Prince. He’s loud, brash and larger than life. His temper tantrums and one-liners have the power to make careers – or make misery for the writers working around him. The network censors want to change the show to make it more “advertiser-friendly.” But messing with Max can only mean the jokes and jabs will get funnier and wilder in an uncertain future, as the world of television heads for a change.

 

Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm

For more information: https://duluthplayhouse.org/the-underground/

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