|by Neil Simon|
Directed by Dorothy Bentote
October 6, 7 & 8, 2005
Act I   Visitor From Mamaroneck
Time: About four in the afternoon, mid-December.
Act II   Visitor From Hollywood
Time: About three in the afternoon on a warm, sunny, spring day.
Act III   Visitor From Forest Hills
Time: Three o'clock on a warm Saturday afternoon in Spring.
The action takes place in Suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel, New York.
Time: The late 1960s
About the play
Plaza Suite is a comedy consisting of three separate plays, all taking place in the same hotel suite.
In the first play, a middle-aged couple return to the hotel suite where they spent their honeymoon but the stay does not turn out quite as expected.
The second play tells of the meeting of two former high school sweethearts and of what can happen under the influence of Hollywood and Vodka Stingers.
In the last play, a mother and father frantically try to persuade their daughter, locked in the bathroom, to come out for her wedding.
About the author
Neil Simon was born in New York in 1927 and is, after William Shakespeare, the most performed playwright of all time. He began his career as a television comedy writer but has since written over forty plays, including Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple and Plaza Suite. Many have been made into successful films.
His plays are known for their family-based New York settings, where often world-weary characters use comic one-liners to hide heartbreak and disillusion.