Plaza Suite

a Comedy in Three Acts
by Neil Simon

Performed
May 30-31, June 1-2, 5-9, 2007
at
The Boal Barn Playhouse

Production Staff

DirectorValerie Gehn
Scenic DesignerJon Vickers-Jones
Lighting DesignerSusan L. Polay
Costume DesignerEdna Rentschler
Audio DesignerMike Twomley
Technical DirectorJon Vickers-Jones
Stage ManagerJerry Henry Jr.
Apprentice CoordinatorAmber Daughtry

About the Show

Neil Simon began his writing career in television and then established himself as a leading writer of comedy by creating a succession of Broadway hits beginning with Come Blow Your Horn. By the 1966-67 season, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Sweet Charity, and The Star-Spangled Girl were all playing simultaneously.

In the 1970-71 season, Broadway theatergoers had their choice of Plaza Suite, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, or Promises, Promises. Many more successes followed, including Lost in Yonkers, for which Mr. Simon received a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize.

In Plaza Suite, hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples, each occupying a suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Simon’s ability to combine humor with despair is extraordinary. His dialogue and timing are an actor’s delight.

Neil Simon’s words are a joy to perform, and we are thrilled to share them with you.

Valerie Gehn

The Cast

These are three plays all taking place in the same suite at the Plaza Hotel.Time: The 1960’s.

Act I
Visitor from Mamacneck

About four in the afternoon, mid-December
Act II
Visitor from Hollywood

About three in the afternoon, on a warm, sunny, spring day
Act III
Visitor from Forest Hills

Three o’clock on a warm, Saturday afternoon in spring
BellhopTristan WilsonWaiterMark CasamentoNorma HubleyMichelle Miller-Day
Karen NashMichelle Miller-DayJesse KiplingerTom McClaryRoy HubleyTom McClary
Sam NashTom McClaryMuriel TateMichelle Miller-DayBordon EislerTristan Wilson
WaiterMark CasamentoMimsey HubleyJessica Detwiler
Jean McCormackJessica Detwiler