Theatre at Tarleton’s Summer Studio presents Neil Simon’s ‘Plaza Suite’

Theatre at Tarleton''s Summer Studio Presents

Theatre at Tarleton”s Summer Studio Presents

Monday, June 19, 2017

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Theatre at Tarleton’s Summer Studio presents six evening performances of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite in the Workshop Theater of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. each evening June 29 and 30, and July 1, 5, 6 and 7. This play is rated PG-13 for some adult situations.

Tickets for the production are available at Tarleton’s Fine Arts Center Box Office, which opens June 21, and is open from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays throughout the performances. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, high school students, Tarleton faculty and staff, and Tarleton students with a valid ID.

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. Here’s a look.

A suburban couple takes the suite while their house is being painted, and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today?

This wry tale of a marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little diversion. Over the years, she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for.

The last couple is fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or, as the mother yells, “I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!”

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Contact: Lori LaRue, Fine Arts Center Operations Manager
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