FULTON, NY – Fulton Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its June production of the classic Neil Simon comedy, “Plaza Suite.”
Auditions will be held on April 27, 28, 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. each day at the CNY Arts Center at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus, 11 River Glen Plaza.
No preparation is necessary; auditioners will read scenes from the script.
The production, part of FCT 25th anniversary season and its first onstage at the CNY Arts Center will run weekends, June 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21.
“Plaza Suite” is composed of three one-act comedies, each involving different characters but all set in Suite 719 of New York City’s Plaza Hotel.
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.
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, promises herself she will not stay too long.
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.
FCT’s production will feature a creative team of three directors, each handling one of the acts.
The directors are Marguerite Beebe, Sabrina Woodward and Sarah Sheffield with Amy C. Price mentoring director and Michael A. Bolio, producing.
All roles are open. They include:
Karen Nash – a woman trying to celebrate her 24th wedding anniversary.
Sam Nash – her distracted husband.
Jean MacCormack – Sam’s twenty-something secretary.
Jesse Kiplinger – A successful Hollywood producer looking for a break.
Muriel Tate – Jesse’s star-struck former high school flame.
Norma Hubley – A mother of the bride trying to get her daughter out of the bathroom and down the aisle.
Roy Hubley – Norma’s husband, who has had just about enough.
Mimsey Hubley – The nervous bride.
Borden Eisler – The groom.
Bellhop/Waiter – The efficient face of the Plaza Hotel.
For more information, including upcoming auditions for the season, please contact FCT at its website, www.fultoncommunitytheatre.org, or by emailing at [email protected]