Category Archives: 2018-2019 Season

Laughter Cast List

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for our production of Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor! There was a lot of competition for a limited number of roles. Without further ado, our director Brian Tanner would like to share the cast list in order of appearance:

Lucas – Jacob Kostiv
Milt – Rip Russell
Val – Uri Lessing
Brian – Sam Pelelo-Ray
Kenny – Caleb Floyd Borden
Carol – Amy Schaefer
Max Prince – Duane Larson
Helen – Melissa Kaska
Ira – David Pierce

Auditions for Laughter on the 23rd Floor!

Laughter on the 23rd Floor is a 1993 play by Neil Simon. It focuses on the star and writers of a TV comedy-variety show in the 1950s, inspired by Simon’s own early career experience as a junior writer for Your Show of Shows and Caesar’s


  • August 26 7pm-10pm Johnson County Fairgrounds
  • August 27 6pm-9pm Robert A Lee Recreation Center, Meeting Room B

Looking at starting rehearsals by Sept. 9, depending on availability of actors.



Help us fill this fantastic cast of strong characters! No preparation necessary, excerpts from the script will be provided on location. New auditionees encouraged!

Max Prince (Lead): Male, 35-60, 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, 30-45, The flamboyant “gag” man; a joke a minute wholesaler who deals in fast paced patter.

Val Slotsky: Male, 30-45, 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, 25-35, Considered the “boy genius” of the group but also the most sophisticated of the writers.

Ira Stone: Male, 35-45, 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.

ICCT Insodus Needs You!

Iowa City Community Theatre needs YOUR help! We can’t start our season without creating our theater in our space! We can use help of all kinds, from individuals of all abilities, so come on out and we’ll put you to work. Join us for one of the times listed below!

August 17th 5pm-9pm

August 18th 9am-6pm

August 19th 9am-6pm

RSVP to the Facebook event here (times displayed are the range when we’ll be out there, and you can drop in for an hour or stay the entire time)

Some examples of tasks include:
Unloading the truck
Building risers
Setting chairs
Putting up curtains
Unrolling and laying down carpet
Organizing many things

Volunteering 10 hours gets you a free Flexpass. Wear clothes that can get dirty, bring gloves if you have them, and be a part of bringing this ALL-VOLUNTEER Community Theater back for its next season!

We appreciate those who commit by signing up at this link, but YOU DON’T HAVE TO SIGN UP TO SHOW UP!