Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Jeff Asch, Valerie Sullivan and More in Kentwood Players' CALIFORNIA SUITE
The production is directed by Alison Mattiza and produced by Larry Jones by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Neil Simon's "California Suite" script combines typical Simon humor, sentimentality, and pace in ways that Hollywood (and audiences) often find hard to resist. The play premiered in 1976 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, and Simon was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1978 movie script based on his own play. The comedy is composed of four playlets that explore four separate human dramas to comical ends, all taking place in Suite 203-04 at the posh Beverly Hills Hotel which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In the Visitor from New York, divorced couple Bill and Hannah Warren have met in the suite in order to discuss who will get custody of their teenage daughter. In the Visitor from Philadelphia, Marvin Michaels tries frantically to explain the situation to his wife when she catches him in flagrante delicto with a hooker in their suite. In the Visitors from London, Sidney and Diana Nichols are a British couple who have rented the suite to prepare for the Academy Awards. The Visitors from Chicago are two affluent couples who are best friends and have come to Beverly Hills for a vacation which takes a turn for the worst after a mixed double tennis match.
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Jeff Asch and Valerie Sullivan
Melodie Rivers and Todd Andrew Ball
Michael Willens and Catherine Rahm