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

California Suite (Neil Simon)

Neil Simon

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573606649

"Mr. Simon is writing at his ebullient best...his language has the grace of conversation we wish our friends could muster...makes us laugh so effortlessly." - The New York Times

"The middle aged visitors had last night's middle aged aud…

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Adaptations (Stage & Screen)

Time Period - 1970s

Settings Of Play - Four playlets whose action takes place in rooms 203 and 204 in the Beverly Hills Hotel.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Monologues, Scene work

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

It's a humorous confection divided into four parts: Visitor from New York , Visitor from Philadelphia , Visitors from London and Visitors from Chicago.

In Visitor from New York, Hannah, a magazine writer is joined by her ex-husband, the question being with whom should their daughter spend the next six months? The banter flies fast and furious but Hannah's well-wrought artifice crumbles as her fears take hold.

The Visitor from Philadelphia is a wife who arrives at the suite, catching her husband "en flagrante delicto" with a drunken hooker.

Visitors from London brings a British star as Academy Award nominee. Diana returns from the ceremony empty-handed to husband Sidney whose homosexuality will be no comfort tonight...

The Visitors from Chicago are two couples ending a disastrous vacation they should not have shared.

Neil Simon at his most humane, compassionate best.

"For those of us who imagine Los Angeles as nothing but a long street in a desperate search of a parking lot, Neil Simon's California Suite... will come as a vast relief... Mr. Simon is writing at his ebullient best... his language has the grace of conversation we wish our friends could muster... makes us laugh so effortlessly." - The New York Times

"The middle aged visitors had last night's middle aged audience laughing heartily." - New York Daily News

California Suite was first presented on Broadway by Emanuel Azenberg and Robert Fryer at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City on June 10, 1976. It was directed by Gene Saks.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Expandable casting

Visitor from New York
HANNAH WARREN
WILLIAM WARREN

Visitor from Philadelphia
MARVIN MICHAELS
BUNNY
MILLIE MICHAELS

Visitors from London
SIDNEY NICHOLS
DIANA NICHOLS

Visitors from Chicago
MORT HOLLEDNER
BETH HOLLENDER
STU FRANKLYN
GERT FRANKLYN
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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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