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The Star Theatre Company Presents...

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AUDITIONS

December 12

The Star Theatre Company Presents

 

Neil Simon's

PLAZA SUITE

Directed By: Katie Marquardt

Opening the 2024 season at the Historic Star Theatre Company in February is the side-splitting comedy PLAZA SUITE by Neil Simon.  Direction by The Star Theatre Company guest Director, Katie Marquardt; Produced by The Star Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director, David Schulz.

Synopsis: 

Plaza Suite portrays three couples who each occupy Suite 719 at the Plaza Hotel at different stages throughout the year. 

 

The first couple have come to the hotel to revisit their honeymoon suite to celebrate their 24th wedding anniversary with the wife’s attempt to bring love back to the marriage. Her plan backfires and the two become embroiled in a heated argument about whether or not her husband is having an affair with his secretary.

 

The second couple portrays a Hollywood hotshot who has returned to New York to seek out his (now married) high school girlfriend. After three doomed marriages, he is eager to remind himself of the sweet innocence of a suburban woman...with a little sexual diversion along the way. However, her obsession with Hollywood and overindulgence in the vodka stingers gives him more than he bargained for.

 

The last couple who occupies the suite are there to celebrate the wedding of their daughter. In a rush of nervousness their daughter has locked herself in the bathroom and refuses to leave. Her parents make frantic attempts to cajole her out. Tension rises and tempers flare as all their attempts to get her to unlock the door fail.

Auditions Open to Actors ages 18 and up.

Audition Date: Tuesday, December 12th

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Star Theatre @ 402 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, 92054

Please prepare: a contemporary comedic monologue (2 min max)

Please bring: a headshot and resume - even if you have auditioned at the Star Theatre before.

 

Callbacks: Wednesday, December 13th @ 6:30pm

Sides will be available starting at 6pm.

Callbacks may run late, so please

bring water and a snack with you if you wish.

 

Cast Read-Through: Monday, December 18th @ 6:30pm

Rehearsals Start: Monday, January 8th @ 6:30pm

Location: Star Theatre @ 402 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, 92054

Show Dates/Times: February 16th – 18th and 23rd – 25th (Friday/Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm); weekends only – total of 6 shows.

 

Plaza Suite Character Breakdown

WAITER – age is open, trained to be friendly and please customers. (same actor throughout the show)

BELLHOP/BORDON EISLER (Act 3) – 20s-30s; eager to please and will visit as long as he needs to in order to get his tip. (same actor)

MIMSEY HUBLEY/JEAN MCCORMACK – role may be doubled with one actress.

 

Act I   VISITORS FROM MAMARONECK

KAREN NASH – 40s-50s; fine with her age. Pleasant and affable woman. Allows herself to look middle-aged because she knows she is middle-aged. Witty and down to earth, secretly hoping the visit at the suite will bring her and her husband closer together.

SAM NASH – 40s-50s; cannot come to terms with age. Trim, incredibly neat and well put together, needs to know he looks good, and that others know he looks good. Goes to great strides to keep the years at bay, with exercise and a meticulous diet. Also, a workaholic.

JEAN MCCORMACK – 30s; is Sam’s secretary and highly efficient. Well groomed, attractive, bright, and cheerful, also Sam’s mistress.

*BELLHOP and WAITER also in scene

 

Act 2   VISITORS FROM HOLLYWOOD

MURIEL TATE – mid-30s; a very attractive and still somewhat naïve, warm, generous woman. She is very impressed with Jesse, her old flame. Unsure of meeting with him and yet can’t seem to make a decision to stay or go. Claims to be happily married. Has come for nothing more than a chat between old friends.

JESSE KIPLINGER – 40s; a confident and successful Hollywood producer who is aware of his reputation to be smooth-talking ladies’ man. He still feels life is missing the kind of relationship he had in his teens with Muriel. Only purpose is to see Muriel.

*WAITER also in scene

 

Act 3  VISITORS FROM FOREST HILLS

NORMA HUBLEY – 50s-60s; mother of the bride and trying to appear calm in a crisis with everyone except her husband. Sways from trying to keep him calm and in control while passively and aggressively taking a stand for herself.

ROY HUBLEY – 50s-60s; father of the bride with the bills to prove it. Competitive businessman, out of his league when dealing with emotions and marrying off daughter.

BORDON EISLER – 20s-30s; young confident groom, a man of few words (literally)

MIMSEY HUBLEY – 20s-30s; nervous bride, afraid of having marriage turn out like her parents’ marriage.

 

The Star Theatre Company is committed to diversity and encourages performers

of all ethnicities, gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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