California Suite

Orange Community Players PRESENTS California Suite by Neil Simon
Coming in February 2018

Coming in February 2018

Performances – February 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 2018
Passmore Center (Formerly the Central Orange Senior Center)

103 Meadowlands Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278
California Suite is a funny and thoughtful romp divided into four parts.  Written by Neil Simon, American playwright and screenwriter, who is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world.  California Suite tells the tale of four couples whose lives are changed during their stay in rooms 203 and 204 of the Beverly Hills Hotel. 
New Yorker and workaholic Hannah flies to California to meet with ex-husband William to retrieve her wayward daughter. The banter flies fast and furious, and Hannah’s carefully built protective walls begin to crumble as they argue the question of where their daughter should spend the next six months before she heads to college.
Classically trained London actress Diana and husband Sidney are in town to attend an award ceremony. Beyond Diana dealing with nerves in the lead up to the ceremony, Diana and Sidney confront the “elephant in the room” issue affecting their marriage, that elephant about which they rarely speak.
Philadelphia based Marvin has arrived at the hotel a day earlier than his wife Millie. But their marriage may be in trouble if Millie, upon her arrival, discovers what Marvin is hiding in his bed.
Mort, Beth, Stu and Gert from Chicago are taking a much-needed vacation together. Things begin to unravel quickly when Beth is hurt during a mixed doubles tennis match and Mort accuses Stu of having caused her injury by lobbing the ball.
This is Neil Simon at his most humorous, most compassionate and most human best.
CAST (in order of appearance)
 Housekeeping Staff of Room 203 & 204 at the Beverly Hills Hotel
MATILDA – Barbara Younger
BETTINA – Susan Johns
 
Visitors in Fall
HANNAH WARREN – Carolyn Allen
WILLIAM WARREN – David McEwen
Visitors in Winter 
MARVIN MICHAELS – David Hecht
BUNNY – Jessalyn Carpino
MILLIE MICHAELS – Lisa Woodward
Visitors in Spring 
SIDNEY NICHOLS – Bob Sharpe
DIANA NICHOLS – Kelly Durfey
Visitors in Summer 
MORT HOLLENDER – David McEwen
BETH HOLLENDER  – Dawn Rasinske
STU FRANKLYN – Joe Siler
GERT FRANKLYN – Jessalyn Carpino

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