- Category: Arts & Culture
- Published: Tuesday, 09 September 2014 15:46
- Written by Greg Letts
Black Swan State Theatre Company brings to Perth audiences Laughter on the 23rd Floor.
The play is set in the writers room for the Max Prince Show, located on the 23rd floor of New York's Rockefeller Plaza, way back in 1953.
The looming shadow of McCarthyism and the Hollywood blacklist bring an extra layer of dramatic tension to Max's struggles with his TV network bosses, who want to make cutbacks and dumb down the show for the masses.
They say that great tragedy makes for great comedy, and nothing is a better example of this than Laughter on the 23rd Floor.