Director Mort Achter has assembled an all-star cast of local actors for his production of Neil Simon’s comedy hit, “Plaza Suite” in the annex of Chocolate Church Arts Center. Performances are Feb. 22-23, March 1–2 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 3.
“Plaza Suite” is filled with such honest relationships that explore the frictions of urban living and the agonizing conflicts of family intimacy and in doing so, it reveals the American humor we all witness daily in our own lives.
The cast telling these sometimes hilarious, sometimes serious stories are Shirley Bernier (Norma) of Lisbon Falls, Christina Boyington (Muriel) of Bath, Dennis Crews (Jesse) of West Bath, Hope Horton (Jean/Mimsey) of Bath, Michael Hudson (Bellhop/Borden) of Bath, Tamara Lilly (Karen) of Woolwich, Michael Millett (Sam) of Topsham, and Thomas Watson (Roy/Producer).
This play is a portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. The scenes include a suburban couple who 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 a little sexual diversion. He calls a childhood sweetheart who over the past 15 years 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!”
The Chocolate Church Arts Center is at 804 Washington St., Bath. Tickets are on sale now: $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Purchase online: www.chocolatechurcharts.org or by calling the box office: 207-442-8455.