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September 19, 2018

Fulton Community Theatre To Present ’Plaza Suite’


FULTON, NY – Neil Simon’s classic comedy about three sets of visitors to New York City’s iconic Plaza Hotel will check-in in Fulton as Fulton Community Theatre proudly presents “Plaza Suite.”

Karen Nash (Sara Sheffield, left), has had one interruption too many to her attempts at a romantic evening with her husband, Sam (Donald Crowe), who is preoccupied by work and his secretary, Jean (Liz Ladd). Added to this is the Waiter (Christopher Metz) trying to serve an elegant dinner to Suite 719 in Fulton Community Theatre’s production of “Plaza Suite.”

Karen Nash (Sara Sheffield, left), has had one interruption too many to her attempts at a romantic evening with her husband, Sam (Donald Crowe), who is preoccupied by work and his secretary, Jean (Liz Ladd). Added to this is the Waiter (Christopher Metz) trying to serve an elegant dinner to Suite 719 in Fulton Community Theatre’s production of “Plaza Suite.”

The production is part of FCT’s 25th anniversary season and its first onstage at The CNY Arts Center, located at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus, 11 River Glen Plaza, just off of Route 481 North.

It will run for six performances, weekends, June 12 through 21. Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 p.m. with the two Sunday matinees at  p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Reservations may be made by calling 315-598-ARTS (2787).

Debuting on Broadway in 1968, and still one of Simon’s most enduring comedies, “Plaza Suite” is composed of three one-act plays, each involving different characters but all set in Suite 719 of New York City’s Plaza Hotel. For FCT’s production, each act is directed by a different director.

The first act, “Visitor From Mamaroneck” – directed by Marguerite Beebe – 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. “Mamaroneck” features Sara Sheffield as Karen, Donald Crowe as Sam, Liz Ladd as Jean, and Christopher Metz in the dual roles of the Bellhop and the Waiter.

Settling into a night of elegance, Karen Nash (Sara Sheffield) enjoys pampered attention from a Waiter (Christopher Metz) catering to her needs as a guest of Suite 719 in Fulton Community Theatre’s production of “Plaza Suite.”

Settling into a night of elegance, Karen Nash (Sara Sheffield) enjoys pampered attention from a Waiter (Christopher Metz) catering to her needs as a guest of Suite 719 in Fulton Community Theatre’s production of “Plaza Suite.”

The second act, “Visitor from Hollywood” – directed by Sabrina Woodward – 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. “Hollywood” features Julia Preston as Muriel, Adam Schmidtmann as Jesse, and Christopher Metz as the Waiter.

The third act, “Visitor from Forest Hills” – directed by Sara Sheffield – 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. “Forest Hills” features Marsha Preston as Norma, Christopher Metz as Roy, Adam Schmidtmann as Borden, and Liz Ladd as Mimsey.

For more information, please contact FCT at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.org or email at [email protected]

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