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A peek inside the writer’s room with the comedic legends of television’s Golden Era

Laughter on the 23rd Floor By Neil Simon

Directed by David Russell

Opening Night Friday, November 21

UPDATE: American Stage is excited to announce that due to popular demand, they will be EXTENDING LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR through December 21, 2014.

Please note that there will not be a performance on Friday, December 19 due to a booked event. Added performances are listed below.

Wednesday, December 17 @ 8pm
Thursday, December 18 @ 8pm
Saturday, December 20 @ 3pm
Saturday, December 20 @ 8pm
Sunday, December 21 @ 3pm

Closes Sunday, December 21, 2014

Spotlight Series: LEARN
Sunday, November 2 @ 1pm
Guest Speakers: Kristian Truelsen (Max Prince) and Larry Alexander (Kenny Franks), actors featured in LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR

Spotlight Series: ENGAGE
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Talk-back with the cast of LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR

Special Performances:

“Pay What You Can” Night
Wednesday, November 19 @ 8pm


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"Old style comedy: fast and furious." -The Wall Street Journal

"One of [Simon's] funniest...Comedy, comedy all the way." -Newsweek

"Enough laughs per minute to assure it a long run and many happy audiences."
-USA Today

Get an inside look at the writers room with Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, and other legends of early TV! Inspired by Neil Simon’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. Contains adult language.

Chris Jackson -- Lucas
John Lombardi* -- Milt
Joseph Parra* -- Val
Brian Webb Russell* -- Brian
Larry Alexander* -- Kenny
Lauren Wood -- Carol
Kristian Truelsen* -- Max Prince
Molly Healy -- Helen
Glenn Gover* -- Ira

*= member, Actor's Equity Association

Read the Previews -- Click Below:

Tampa Bay Times Preview by Stephanie Hayes
The Tampa Tribune Preview by Walt Belcher

Read the Reviews -- Click Below:

Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor [is] a fast-paced and funny piece of entertainment [in] a smart period set by Jerid Fox…Plenty of wisecracks…and lively banter… The whole cast succeeds…Simon's Laughter is not just for laughs.
– Jim Harper, Tampa Bay Times

Hilarity ensues at American Stage…[with] Neil Simon’s very funny Laughter on the 23rd Floor…wonderfully acted…great comic gifts…superb…fine…impeccable…splendid …perfect…David Russell directs with a confident grasp…Consider it escapist theater... [that will] tickle your funny bone.  Mark E. Leib, Creative Loafing

Laughter on the 23rd Floor…top-notched performances…[a] wonderful set…nicely written, deftly weighing the serious and the comic…stellar…loving these characters so much that I didn't want the show to end. – Peter Nason,

What the Patrons are Saying:

"This was wonderful. All my Florida friends, go see it."

"I loved it! It was hilarious and wonderful! Some of the best one-liners I've heard in ages!"

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Click above to watch the actors Joseph Parra, Brian Webb Russell,
and Kristian Truelsen talk about Laughter on the 23rd Floor on Studio 10!

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2014-2015 Season -
Mainstage Ticket Prices and Performance Times:

Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm. 
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3pm

2014-2015 Performance Pricing:
$29 Thursday Previews
$39 Wednesday, Thursday Evenings and Saturday and Sunday Matinees
$49 Friday and Saturday Evenings
$59 Opening Night - includes pre-performance reception

Additional Information
Student Advance tickets are $20. 
Student Rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Senior (adults age 65 and up) and Retired Military Discount - Receive $2 off single tickets.
Artist Discount - Tickets are $20
Active military tickets are FREE with valid I.D. 20% off additional tickets
for friends and family.

To receive one of the above discounts, you must go through our box office. Valid I.D. must be presented to our box office. Only one discount can be used per ticket.
Please contact the box office for further details or questions.

We want to fill our house!
In the event that you are unable to use your tickets, please call our box office 24 hours in advance of scheduled performance. You can exchange your tickets for another performance of the same production. Thank you in advance for your communication so that we can allow as many people as possible to enjoy the show.

American Stage Theatre Company is located at the Raymond James Theatre,
163 3rd Street North in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

For tickets, please call the American Stage Box Office at (727) 823-PLAY (7529) or

Services and Facilities
Physical Accessibility: The theatre features
accessible parking, entrances, restrooms, and seating.
Benefits of a Valid Disabled Parking Permit: Displaying your valid disabled parking permit will allow you to park at City metered spaces for FREE, for as long as your event requires, including those posted with time limit signs (green signs).

Please note: this does not apply to loading zones
or otherwise restricted parking signage (red signs).

Listening System:
Theatregoers may enjoy the
free infrared listening system from any seat.

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