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Suite Surrender

Suite Surrender
Comedy/Farce - 4m, 5w - single unit set

synopsis

It's 1942, and the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel is under siege as two of Hollywood's biggest divas vie for the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and one pampered little lap dog round out this fall-down-laughing riot of a comedy. An all-out love note to those wonderful farces of the 30's and 40's.

characters

  • Bernard S. Dunlap, General Manager of the Palm Beach Royale
  • Claudia McFadden, America's Beloved Matron of Song
  • Athena Sinclair, a Great Star of Stage and Screen
  • Murphy Stevens, Athena's personal secretary
  • Mr. Pippet, Claudia's personal secretary
  • Dora del Rio, a Gossip Columnist
  • Mrs. Everett P. Osgood, a Society Matron
  • Francis, a bellhop
  • Otis, a bellhop

production
history

  • Caldwell Theatre Company, Boca Raton, FL - Jan. - Feb. 2008
    (dir. Joe Warik)
  • Blowing Rock Stage Company, Blowing Rock, NC - Jul. 2009
    (dir. Kenneth Kay)
  • Midland Community Theatre, Midland, TX, - Fall 2009
  • Stadttheater, Pforzheim, Germany, Nov. 2009
    (under German title: Der süßeste Wahnsinn)
  • Theater für Niedersachsen, Hildesheim, Germany, Nov. 2010
    (under German title: Der süßeste Wahnsinn)
  • Pfalztheater, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Dec. 2010
    (under German title: Der süßeste Wahnsinn)
  • Harlequins Theatre, Sandusky, Ohio, Jan. - Feb. 2011
  • Totem Pole Playhouse, Fayetteville, PA - Jul. 2011
    (dir. Joe Warik)
  • Theater Fauteuil, Basel, Switzerland - Nov. 2011
    (under the title: Numme Kai Stress!)
  • Saint Vincent Summer Theatre, Latrobe, PA - Jun. 2012
  • Fränkisches Theater Schloß Maßbach, Maßbach, Germany
    - Jun. - Jul. 2012
    (under German title: Der Süßeste Wahnsinn)
  • Sommertheater Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
    - Jul. - Aug. 2012
    (under German title: Der Süßeste Wahnsinn)
  • 1st Stage, Washington, DC - Sept. - Oct. 2012
    (dir. Rex Daugherty)
  • Placer Community Theatre, Auburn, CA - Jan. - Feb. 2013
  • Old Opera House Theatre, Charles Town, WV - Feb. 2013
  • Beaverton Civic Theatre, Beaverton, OR - Mar. 2013
  • South Park Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA - Apr. - May 2013
  • Stone Arch Players, Lewistown, PA - May 2013
  • Phoenix Stage Company, Naugatucket, CT - Jul. - Aug. 2013
  • Festspiele Heppenheim, Heppenheim, Germany - Aug. - Sep. 2013
    (under the German title: Der Süßeste Wahnsinn)
  • Racine Theatre Guild, Racine, WI - Sept. 2013
  • Denim and Dessert, Preque Isle, WI - Oct. 2013
  • Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, TN - Nov. - Dec. 2013

reviews

"A rib-tickling good time."
- Hap Erstein, Palm Beach Post

"Suite Surrender is pure enjoyment."
- Ron Levitt, S. Florida International Press Club

"Hilarity in every scene."
- Al Price, Palm Beach Jewish Journal

awards/
honors

2008 Palm Beach ArtsPaper "Best of 2008 Theatre"
2006 Garson Theatre Co. New Play Reading Festival Finalist
(Santa Fe, NM)
 
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