The St. Peter’s Players are pleased to present

Plaza Suite

by Neil Simon

Thursday, May 17 & Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 19 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

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—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—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

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

  • online, please click here
  • by mail, click here
  • 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.   Please consider participating at one of the following levels. Your patronage makes the Player’s productions possible. Thank you very much for your generosity!

Patron Levels

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 

Please Save-the-Date of Saturday, April 21 for our Plaza Suite Preview Cocktail Party in the Parish Hall from 6:00—7:30 p.m. The evening will include libations and hors d’oeuvres à la The Plaza Hotel, a presentation by Director John Orr, and a few surprises(!) for $30 per person. Please make your check payable to St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley “Preview Party” in the memo line.

Acknowledgments 

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.

Production Staff:

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

St. Peter’s Players Past Productions

The mission of the St. Peter’s Players is to produce theatrical performances for members of the parish and the wider community to enjoy, to offer opportunities for fellowship among those who participate on stage and off, and to raise funds for the parish. So, while not primarily a fundraiser, the Players are proud to have contributed proceeds of over $45,000 to the parish over the last seven seasons.

2016—Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

2015—“Four American Shorts” – One-act plays by Marc Connelly, Thornton

Wilder, William Saroyan and Gore Vidal

2014—You Can’t Take it With You by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart

2013—Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim

2012—The Admiral Crichton by J. M. Barrie

2011—Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence & Robert Edwin Lee

2010—Our Town by Thornton Wilder