Little Fish Theatre begins all casting from within our membership, but often holds open casting for additional roles. Please check back periodically for updated casting notices or sign up on our Audition List to receive notifications via email.
Laughter on the 23rd Floor
by Neil Simon
Directed by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth
Little Fish Theatre
777 S. Centre Street
San Pedro CA 90731
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PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF NOT AVAILABLE FOR ALL TECH and PERFORMANCE DATES
Auditions: Sunday 12/18 @ 3pm
Callbacks (as needed): TBD
*Please email headshots and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Laughter-Lucas’ in the Subject. Sides will be sent out by 12/16.
Little Fish Theatre produces under the AEA MEMBERSHIP COMPANY RULE: Union and Non Union encouraged to submit.
Stipend: $25 per week for rehearsals (5 weeks), $25 per performance
1st read: Saturday 1/28
Rehearsals: Mon-Thurs 7-11p; Sat 11am-4pm; Sun 5pm-10pm
Tech/Dress: 2/25-3/2 (note- weekends are long days, please be open the entire day/evening)
Opening: Friday 3/3
Runs: Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm 3/3-4/1, Sunday 3/19 @ 2pm w/ talk back
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.
Max Prince is the star of The Max Prince Show, a popular comedy-variety series that is a major hit on the East Coast, but the network insists that it’s too sophisticated for the Midwest, and urges Prince to dumb down his act. Between the tensions of producing an hour of top-quality comedy each week and being pestered about his ratings, Prince is beginning to unravel. His last line of defense against both the network and the ratings are his writing staff, which spends its days coming up with business for the show while hurling humorous invectives at each other and anyone else within earshot.
Keeping up a running commentary on the writing, fighting, and wacky antics is Simon’s alter-ego Lucas Brickman.
All other roles have been cast.
Lucas Brickman (New Writer): Mid-20s to Mid-30s. This role is open to any ethnicity. Sincere, sensible and likable. The innocent in the room. Neil Simon’s alter-ego.