You just have to love a theater company that presents works from all walks of life that somehow manage to present universal truths.
The Schoolhouse Theater is such a place.
Pam Moller Kareman’s theater on Owens Road in Croton Falls began its season with “Brownsville Bred,” Elaine Del Valle’s wondrous coming-of-age story about growing up Latina in Brooklyn. (The show moves Off-Broadway to 59E59 Theater in Manhattan, beginning July 14.) Next was a spot about as far from Brooklyn as you can get: Ballybeg, Ireland, and the loving Mundy family. Now comes Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” about a young Simon’s time spent in the writer’s room at Sid Caesar’s “Your Show Of Shows.”
(I’ll never forget Mark Linn-Baker in this on Broadway. Hilarious.)
The Schoolhouse opens “Laughter” May 12 and runs through June 4. At 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m., Sundays. The cast includes Israel Gutierrez as Lucas, Steve Perlmutter as Max, Neal Mayer as Val, James Rich as Brian, Kevin Cristaldi as Kenny, Carmen Lamar as Carol, Daniel Damiano as Ira and Michael Basile as Milt.
The Schoolhouse is at 3 Owens Road, Croton Falls, just off exit 8 on I-684. For information and reservations, call 914-277-8477. Visit The Schoolhouse Theater on the web.