Plaza Suite

by  Neil Simon

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  7m, 5f

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

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Plaza Suite

by  Neil Simon

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 5f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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!"
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Reviews

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

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1960s
  • Setting: The same suite in the Plaza hotel.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

7m, 5f

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

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

Casting Notes

Performed on Broadway with 3 males and 2 females

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Authors

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 to Lost 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 Coupl ...

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

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