Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, continues its run of Neil Simon’s wacky comedy Laughter on the 23rd Floor starring Emmy Award winners Stuart Margolin and Arnold Margolin. Show times are July 22, 23, 24, 25, and 29, 30 and 31 and August 1 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance Satruday, July 25, at 2:30 p.m.
Emmy Award-winning bro-thers, Stuart Margolin and Arnold Margolin, star in this fast-paced comedy inspired by Neil Simon’s time as a junior writer for Your Show of Shows. Lucas Brickman has just started writing for the hit comedy-variety television program The Max Prince Show. He and his fellow writers compete to outwit each other and impress the host in hopes of saving their jobs.
Arnold Margolin portrays Val, who is based on writer Mel Tolkin. During his long career, Margolin came to know Tolkin and found him to be an understated man, very different from many other comedy writers.
“In another life he could have been a professor,” said Margolin.
Although this is the first time Arnold and Stuart Margolin have shared the stage, it is not the first time they have worked together. Both brothers have fond memories of a short skit on Love, American Style when they played Siamese twins, and they have an amazing professional relationship.
“[We] both respect each other,” said Stuart about why working with Arnold is so easy.
Arnold began his career in 1956 as Peter Van Daan in the original production of The Diary of Anne Frank. He is known best for his writing. He created Love, American Style and has written for The Andy Griffith Show, six TV movies and four feature films and.
“When we met Arnold in New York, we knew immediately that we wanted to work with him, and we were thrilled when he agreed to come and do the show,” said Artistic Director Cathey Sawyer.
“Working with Arnold has been delightful! His ease with the character of “Val” and his generosity in rehearsals has helped turn this cast into an tight ensemble that works extremely well together and one that brings creativity, skill and lots of fun to the daily process,”
This is your chance to see how comedy is made!
Tickets are $27 for general admission, $24 for seniors and $20 for children/students. For tickets or more information contact the GVT Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.
About Greenbrier Valley Theatre:
Located in beautiful, historic downtown Lewisburg, “America’s Coolest Small Town,” Greenbrier Valley Theatre, The State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is committed to its mission statement to create live, professional quality theatre in West Virginia and, through theatre, to enlighten, enrich, and enliven the life of our region.