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Plaza Suite Auditions
Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce that we will be holding auditions for our production of “Plaza Suite,” by Neil Simon. Auditions will be held on Tuesday Dec. 10, at 7 PM. There will be only one night of auditions. No audition appointments are needed; the show is open to any and all who wish to audition.
“Plaza Suite” is a six-person show, revolving around three separate couples during their stay in Suite 719 of New York City’s Plaza Hotel. The show is done in three acts, with each act focused on one couple.
The first act, Visitor From Mamaroneck, introduces the audience to 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. Her plan backfires and the two become embroiled in a heated argument about whether or not Sam is having an affair with his secretary. The act ends with Sam leaving (allegedly to attend to urgent business) and Karen sadly reflecting on how much things have changed since they were young.
The second act, Visitor from Hollywood, involves a meeting between movie producer Jesse Kiplinger and his old flame, suburban housewife Muriel Tate. Muriel - aware of his reputation as a smooth-talking ladies' man - has come for nothing more than a chat between old friends, promising herself she will not stay too long. Jesse, however, has other plans in mind and repeatedly attempts to seduce her.
The third act, Visitor from Forest Hills, revolves around married couple Roy and Norma Hubley on their daughter Mimsey's wedding day. In a rush of nervousness, Mimsey has locked herself in the suite's bathroom and refuses to leave. This is the most comic of the acts, filled with increasingly outrageous slapstick moments depicting her parents' frantic attempts to cajole her into attending her wedding while the gathered guests await the trio's arrival downstairs.
Interested performers will be asked to do cold readings from the script and have a humorous story or joke prepared as well.
This show will be a group-directed one, with performers from one act directing another. Past directing experience will therefore be a plus when casting is being done.
Available roles are:
Sam Nash – successful businessman in his 40’s, good looking and proud of that fact. He is a vain man, and has definite ideas about what success should look like.
Karen Nash – wife of Sam, roughly the same age, but showing a little more wear and tear than Sam. She has put up with a lot from Sam over the years, and is desperately trying to hold on to her marriage.
Jesse Kiplinger – a successful movie producer in Hollywood, who knows how to work the ‘fake” to the best of his ability. He is a smooth-talker, and has no problem with the ladies.
Muriel Tate – a suburban housewife, and former high school girlfriend of Jesse’s. She is comfortable in her life, but the draw to Jesse and his fame is definitely a lure to something else.
Bellhop - male, early 20's, not the smartest tool in the shed, but has been around enough to know what's what
Waiter - same as above, but cannot be the same actor
Jean McCormack - Sam's secretary, early 20's, very attractive, lots of attitude, and brains to back it up... she knows what she wants, and how to get what she wants.
The production will perform Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm on January 23, 24, 25, 26; and 30, 31, February 1, and 2.
Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to any performer to take part in our productions.
If you have any questions about these auditions or the production, please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have additional questions, please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at email@example.com
Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind for any show to performers of any age.
Newnan Theatre Company does not pay performers for any of our productions at this time.
If you have questions about
auditions or this production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel,