by Neil Simon
Directed by Colleen Neary McClure
Auditions: Saturday October 20th (10am – 1pm) and Sunday October 21st (6.00pm – 9:00pm); callbacks on Sunday. Cold readings from script. New York accents desirable.
Adobe Theatre – 9813 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
Performances: January 25th – February 24th, 2019 at Adobe Theatre – 9813 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. Rehearsals will begin November 26th.
Available roles: 2 female, 20-45, 7 males 20-60
SYNOPSIS: Penned in 1995, “Laughter…” is Neil Simon’s homage to his days as a writer for Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows,” where he worked alongside Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, and other zanies of television’s Golden Age. Set in 1953, this Simon play explodes with “colorful” language (“f” bombs), verbal assaults and wicked office pranks. Like other offerings from Mr. Simon, this production features oddball characters doing outrageous things while peeling off one great line after another.
For more information on the play or auditions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Max Prince (Lead): Male, 35-59. Bigger-than-life comic actor who is the mega-star of a hugely popular television variety show “The Max Prince Show,” based on Sid Caesar and “Your Show of Shows;” cannot help but dominate a room entirely.
Lucas Brickman (Lead): Male, 20-35. The freshman writer; sensible and sincere. Our story guide.
Milt Fields: Male, 30-47. The flamboyant “gag” man; a joke a minute wholesaler who deals in fast paced patter.
Val Slotsky: Male, 30-47. A senior member of the staff; the most politically aware of all the writers; a Russian immigrant, he should still carry a strong accent.
Brian Doyle: Male, 30-45. Irish-American, with a biting sense of humor and bitter outlook on life, smokes, drinks, and coughs a lot.
Kenny Franks: Male, 25-37. Considered the “boy genius” of the group but also the most sophisticated of the writers.
Ira Stone: Male, 35-43. A hypochondriac, comes in late every day with a new ailment.
Carol Wyman: Female, 28-40. The only female staff writer. Strong. Independent. Fiery.
Helen: Female, 20-30. Max’s secretary, attractive in a quirky way and completely out of her element amongst the writers.