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Auditions Plaza Suite
Your opportunity for a tour-de-force performance! There’s a lot going on in Suite 719 at New York City’s swank Plaza Hotel in this classic Neil Simon comedy. We are treated to three comedies played out in the same hotel suite by three couples in very different situations, each taking a look – and a poke – at marriage, morals, and middle-age. Characteristically Simon, it is hilarious, shrewd situation comedy, with witty, sassy, and acerbic exchanges and snappy one-liners that are. And in his inimitable way, Simon intertwines the comedy with the pathos and distress that is true to life. A huge success on Broadway in 1968, winning the Tony for Best Play, Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite has remained in the hearts of all theatre goers.
Performance dates: October 26, 27, 28, November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 2012
Rehearsals: Mondays & Thursdays, 7:00-10:00PM; Sundays, 4:00-7:00PM. Friday rehearsals may be added during the last 2 weeks of rehearsal period. First rehearsal: Monday, September 10. Tech Week: Oct. 20-25; schedule TBA. A full, detailed schedule will be available at the first rehearsal.
NOTE: Supporting Roles will not need to be present at all rehearsals.
AUDITIONS WILL CONSIST OF READINGS FROM THE PLAY.
The play will be cast as originally written and intended, with a one male lead, one female lead, one female supporting actor, and two male supporting actors.
HIM Age: early 50’s playingSam Nash – Vain, NYC businessman with some big city finesse; mid-life crisis denial and Jessie Kiplinger – Mr. Big Hollywood Producer –cool and current even though he’s a bit too old for it; think Nehru jacket and Roy Hubley – Affluent suburban NYC good husband and father; probably golfs at “the club.”
HER Age: late 40’s playing Karen Nash – insecure housewife; worried, trying to please; lowered self-esteem and Muriel Tate – average NJ housewife; husband and kids, little league, girl scouts; former high school beauty and Norma Hubley – Affluent suburban NYC wife and mother; probably plays mah-jongg on Tuesdays at the country club; lunch with the ladies.
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Age: 20’s playing Miss McCormack – NYC secretary/assistant – pretty and competent; the perfect affair and Mimsey Hubley – The Bride young, pretty, and scared.
SUPPORTING ACTOR #1 Age: 20’s playing Bellhop & Borden Eisler – The Groom; low-key, perhaps a bit geeky or bookish.
SUPPORTING ACTOR #2 Age: 40’s-50’s player Waiter, Act I & Waiter, Act II
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