JOHN VAN WYCK '06, director
BRAD WALTERS '08, assistant director
Set in the prestigious Beverly Hills Hotel, California Suite (1978) chronicles the separate visits of five different couples. A happily divorced couple reuniting after 13 years, a man trying to keep his wife out of the bedroom, an Academy Award nominee with her husband in tow, and a pair of young couples whose friendship is quickly growing old form the cast of this four-part comedy about estrangement, loss, disappointment, and surprise.
A connoisseur of the mundane, Neil Simon has always been fascinated with the extraordinary nature exhibited by ordinary people. His characters are easily relatable while maddeningly flawed, perfectly human in their comical imperfection.
Simons unique talents have made him undoubtedly the worlds most successful playwright with over two dozen plays to his name, nearly as many film adaptations, and numerous awards, which include three Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize.
The Under the Lights theater company production of California Suite stars Ryan Cassella 06, Amanda Sardis 09, Annie Fairman 07, Lindsay Mandel 09, Evan Sippel 08, Ariel Boorstin 07, Charlie Rice 06, Beth Brunner 06, Brian Davidson 08, Jules Dormady 08, and Julia Masnik '08. It is being directed by John Van Wyck 06 and assistant director Brad Walters 08.
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Community Guests- $17.00