Seldom-Seen Neil Simon Classic, Laughter on the 23rd Floor at North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach, CA, September 19, 2016 --( North Coast Repertory Theatre, which mounted a monster hit last year with Neil Simon’s Chapter Two, is now staging Laughter on the 23rd Floor, the playwright’s love letter to his early career as a writer for Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows.” Described by Variety as “a battery of yuks that barely lets up,” the play recounts his writing, fighting and wacky antics during the days of live television when he cavorted with such comedy legends as Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks as they tried to please their terrifyingly demanding boss.

Tom Markus directs Brent Alters*, Caroline Drage, David Ellenstein*, Phil Johnson*, Louis Lotorto*, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper*, Omri Schein*, Amanda Sitton*, and Christopher M. Williams*. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting), Melanie Chen (Sound), Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), Andrea Gutierrez (Props) and Peter Herman (Wig & Hair). Cindy Rumley* is the Stage Manager.

*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. For background information and photos, go to

Busy director Tom Markus, and his talented cast, are available for interviews by phone, in person, and in-studio. For more information and to arrange interviews or press tickets, please contact Nancy Richards at

Laughter on the 23rd Floor previews begin Wednesday, October 19. Opening Night is Saturday, October 22, at 8pm and includes a post-show reception. There will be a special talkback on Friday, October 28, with the cast and artistic director. It will play Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm with Sundays at 7pm, through November 13, 2016. (See Schedule below.) North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, in Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets: Previews- $39; Week Nights - $46; Sat. Eve. & Sun. Mat.- $50; Sat. Mat. & Sun. Night - $43. Seniors, Students, Military - $3 off admission. Call 858-481-1055 or visit to purchase tickets.

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