Plaza Suite

 

Plaza Suite

a Comedy in Three Acts

by

Neil Simon

Directed by

Valerie Gehn

Scenic Designer

Jon Vickers-Jones

Lighting Designer

Susan L. Polay

Technical Director

Jon Vickers-Jones

Costume Designer

Edna Rentschler

Audio Designer

Mike Twomley

Stage Manager

Jerry Henry Jr.

Apprentice Coordinator

Amber Daughtry

ABOUT THE PLAY

 

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 theatre goers 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

Performed   May 30-31, June 1-2, 5-9, 2007
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

Cast

Bellhop………………………………………………………………………Tristan Wilson

Karen Nash……………………………………………………………….. Michelle Miller-Day

Sam Nash…………………………………………………………………. Tom McClary

Waiter……………………………………………………………………… Mark Casamento

Jean McCormack………………………………………………………… Jessica Detwiler

 

ACT II Visitor from Hollywood

About three in the afternoon, on a warm, sunny, spring day

Cast

Waiter Mark………………………………………………………………. Casamento

Jesse Kiplinger…………………………………………………………… Tom McClary

Muriel Tate……………………………………………………………….. Michelle Miller-Day

 

ACT III Visitor from Forest Hills

Three o’clock on a warm, Saturday afternoon in spring

Cast

Norma Hubley……………………………………………………………  Michelle Miller-Day

Roy Hubley……………………………………………………………….. Tom McClary

Bordon Eisler ………………………………………………………………Tristan Wilson

Mimsey Hubley…………………………………………………………… Jessica Detwiler