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Plaza Suite (Neil Simon) - Full Length Play, Comedy

Plaza Suite (Neil Simon)

Neil Simon

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Full Length Play, Comedy

7m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573614071

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza.
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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Adaptations (Stage & Screen)

Time Period - Contemporary, 1960s

Settings Of Play - The same suite in the Plaza hotel.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, "I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!"



REVIEWS

"SET THE TOWN LAUGHING." - The New York Times

"Wonderfully funny...The blockbuster (3rd playlet) is the wildest and most uproarious farce I have seen on a stage." - New York Daily News


"A wonderfully happy and gratifying evening of sheer entertainment...Richly funny." - New York Post


PLAZA SUITE was first presented at the Plymouth Theater in New York City on February 14, 1968. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Characters

CASTING

7m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

CASTING NOTES

Performed on Broadway with 3 males and 2 females

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

VISITORS FROM MAMARONECK
BELLHOP
KAREN NASH
SAM NASH
WAITER
JEAN MCCORMACK

VISITORS FROM HOLLYWOOD
WAITER
JESSE KIPLINGER
MURIEL TATE

VISITORS FROM FOREST HILLS
NORMA HUBLEY
ROY HUBLEY
BORDON EISLER
MIMSEY HUBLEY

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Neil Simon

Neil Simon

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world. In addition toLost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include Come Blow Your Horn, Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Sweet Charity, The Star-Spangled Girl, Plaza Suite, Promises, Promises, Last ... view full profile

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Reviews
Margaret Maher 5/19/2015 1:25 PM
Timeless. Brilliant characters. Neil Simon is so funny. Our students cannot wait to dive into this script!
Rhoda Meier 3/26/2015 4:59 PM
How sad. The third act of this show, about a bride who has locked herself in the Plaza Suite's bathroom, is very funny.  But the second act, about a Hollywood producer who spends the entire act trying to get an old high-school flame drunk enough to take to bed, is just awful. In this day of "No means NO", it is completely impossible and inappropriate to stage for modern audiences.  The first act, a bittersweet scene about a successful man and his lonely wife who are in their honeymoon suite of 23 years ago, only to face up to the fact that their marriage is disintegrating, might still be okay to produce, though the busy businessman who is having an affair with his office assistant is perhaps the most unlikeable character Neil Simon has ever created.  There are much better comedies out there.  Avoid this one.

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