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Auditions: Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor' at Barn Theatre

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The Barn Theatre in Montville, New Jersey continues its 87th Season by holding open auditions on Monday and Tuesday, July 7 and 8, 7 pm to 9 pm for its upcoming production of "Laughter on the 23rd Floor", written by Neil Simon. "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" will be directed by Stephen Catron.

AUDITION DATES:
Monday and Tuesday, July 7 and 8, 7 pm to 9 pm.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
September 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, October 3, 4 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Inspired by the playwright's youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's 1950's Your Show of Shows. A 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".

CAST REQUIREMENTS:

7 Men, 2 Women

LUCAS BRICKMAN: Male, 25-ish, The youngest and newest writer on the staff.
MILT FIELDS: Male, 35-45, Flamboyant. Brash. Constantly with the one-liners.
VAL SKOLSKY: Male, 40-50: Senior member of the staff. An emigrant from Russia when he was 12. Still has a strong accent. The most politically aware of all the writers.
BRIAN DOYLE: Male, 30-ish, Irish. A biting sense of humor as caustic as his outlook on life. Has aspirations of going Hollywood.
KENNY FRANKS: Male, 35-45, Neat dresser. The most sophisticated of the lot.
CAROL WYMAN: Female, 28-ish, She has a strong and quick defense system that comes with being the only female on the staff.
MAX PRINCE: Male, 35-45, He exudes great strength and dominates a room with his personality. He can change quickly from warm and happy to sullen anger. Very charismatic.
HELEN: Female, 25-35, a secretary.
IRA STONE: Male. 35-45 He is all energy with a touch of brilliant madness: An extreme hypochondriac.

Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact info@barntheatre.org.

The Barn Theatre is located at 32 Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Route 287 (Exit 47). For more information or directions, call 973-334-9320 ext. 5, or visit www.barntheatre.org

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