Laughter on the 23rd Floor

By Neil Simon

Directed by David Pausch

Kicking off Strollers 60th Season Retrospactacular!
"Laughter on the 23rd Floor" is inspired by the playwright's youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman "Max Prince".

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Barrymore Theatre, 2029 Atwood Avenue, Madison

Performances: September 9-24, 2016

Performance Times:
Friday September 9th 7:30 PM
Saturday September 10th 7:30 PM
Sunday September 11th 2:00 PM
Thursday September 15th 7:30 PM
Friday September 16th 7:30 PM
Saturday September 17th 7:30 PM
Wednesday September 21st 7:30 PM
Thursday September 22nd 7:30 PM
Friday September 23rd 7:30 PM
Saturday September 24th 2:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $20.00 Adult $15.00 Student/Senior/Member

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Monday–Tuesday, June 6 and 7, 6pm-8pm
Callbacks (if needed) on Wednesday, June 8 6pm-8pm

At the Lakeview Moravian Church, 3565 Tulane Ave. Madison WI 53714

9 Roles are available for 7 men and 2 women:

• Lucas (Mid-twenties)
• Milt (30-50)
• Val (30-50)
• Brian (25-40)
• Kenny (25-40)
• Carol (25-40)
• Max Prince (30-50)
• Helen (25-40)
• Ira (25-50)

Age ranges are approximations. Audition quality will be the primary factor in casting decisions.


Actors will read from the script, tell from memory one of three selected jokes (provided when audition is scheduled), and have a brief interview with the director. Please be prepared to provide all conflicts from July 25—September 8. A resume and headshot are strongly encouraged but not required. Please email or call Nina Kenefick (stage manager) at (608-604-5918) to reserve your audition time and to receive audition materials.