The mission of the St. Peter’s Players is to produce theatrical performances for members of the Church and the wider community to enjoy, to offer opportunities for fellowship among those who participate on stage and off, and to raise some funds, originally for the 2010 capital campaign. So, while not primarily a fundraiser, the Players are grateful to have contributed proceeds of over $45,000 to the Church over the last seven seasons.
PLAZA SUITE – 2018
Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 18 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 19 at 2:00 and 8:00 PM.
Written in 1968, Plaza Suite was Simon’s fifth play and ran for over 1,000 performances. The play features three different couples staying in Suite 719 of New York City’s venerable Plaza Hotel at three different times.
Originally, the three couples were played on Broadway by George C. Scott and Maureen Stapleton. In our production, directed by John Hunter Orr, the three acts will have separate casts. In typical Simon style, each of the comedies is filled with the sparkling zingers for which he is so well known, but also contains poignant moments that reflect the lives and troubles of ordinary people.
ACT I – (Visitor from Mamaroneck). This story introduces the audience to the not-so-blissfully wedded couple Sam and Karen Nash, who are revisiting their honeymoon suite in an attempt by Karen to bring the love back into their marriage.
Karen Nash Lita Haack, – Sam Nash Victor Utz. – Bellhop Nabi Moghadam. – Waiter Don Cheetham, Jean McCormack and Michelle Zielinski
ACT II (Visitor from Hollywood). This story involves a meeting between movie producer Jesse Kiplinger and his old childhood sweetheart, now suburban housewife, Muriel Tate. Muriel – aware of his reputation as a smooth-talking ladies’ man – has come for a chat between old friends, promising herself she will not stay too long. Jesse, however, has other plans in mind.
Waiter ,Don Cheetham, – Jesse Kiplinger, Clayton Platt, – Muriel Tate and Susan Butterworth
ACT III (Visitor from Forest Hills) The final act revolves around married couple Roy and Norma Hubley on their daughter Mimsey’s wedding day. Mimsey has locked herself in the suite’s bathroom and refuses to leave. Her parents frantically argue about the best way to get their daughter downstairs where all the guests await.
Norma Hubley, Melissa Shaner- Roy Hubley Dave Arnold – Mimsey Hubley, Kayla Cross
Tickets to all performances are $20 for adults and $10 for students and may be ordered online, by mail, by phone, or at the door. To order tickets by phone, please call Jan Muck at 610-256-1751
We invite you to become a patron of Plaza Suite. Patrons will be listed in the program and receive free tickets to the show. Your patronage makes the Player’s productions possible. Please consider participating at one of the following levels. Thank you very much for your generosity!
PALM COURT ….$250 – 6 tickets for the play performance -Full page ad in the program book –Listing in program book
CHAMPAGNE BAR……$200 – 4 tickets for the play performance –Half-page ad in the program book -Listing in program book –
OAK ROOM…$150 -2 tickets for the play performance — Quarter-page ad in the program book –Listing in program book
PREVIEW COCKTAIL PARTY
Saturday, April 21 for our Plaza Suite Preview Cocktail Party in the Parish Hall from 6:00-7:30 PM. The evening will include libations and hors d’oeuvres à la the Plaza Hotel, a presentation by Director John Orr, and a few surprises(!)
$30 per person. Please make your check payable to St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley “Preview Party” in the memo line.
In addition to the actors, we would like to recognize the following individuals whose expertise and commitment are bringing Plaza Suite to the Barn this May.
John Hunter Orr, Director; Joe Franz, Technical Director; Bob Mikrut, Costume Designer; Katie Franz, Production State Manager; Mary Ann Tatum, Stage Manager; Sandy Sachs, Assistant Stage Manager;Business Team:
Jason Hacker, Preview Cocktail Party; Charlene Hanbury, Member-at-large; Paige Infortuna, Program; Larry Malcolm, Treasurer; Jan Muck, Tickets;Sally Orr, Marketing and Publicity; Jane and Page Thompson, Program Advertising