You’ve always wanted to stay at New York City’s Plaza Hotel, haven’t you? Well, now is your chance. Neil Simon’s classic comedy Plaza Suite will open the Tryon Little Theater’s 2015-2016 season with performances September 17-20 and 24-27 at the Workshop.
Ah yes, Plaza Suite. The playwright’s recipe? Take one posh suite — #719 to be exact. Add together one overworked business man and his slightly flakey wife; a Hollywood producer on the prowl with his old high school girl friend who is now married and especially fond of vodka stingers; and a wildly harried father of the bride and his frantic wife whose daughter has locked herself in the bathroom rather than go downstairs to get married.
Fold in a waiter, a bellhop, a fetching young secretary, and the bride and groom. Twirl in a blender for three acts until the audience is limp with laughter.
The original Broadway production was directed by Mike Nichols and ran for 1097 performances and two previews. George C. Scott and Maureen Stapleton played all three couples, while TLT’s director Dan Harvey has cast six separate actors in the lead roles.
For reservations at TLT’s “Plaza,” go by the Workshop box office at 516 S. Trade Street beginning September 8th, Monday-Saturday from 10-1 or Tuesday/Thursday from 4-7. Telephone reservations accepted at 828-859-2466.