New Direction Community Theater will present Neil Simon's smash hit comedy "Plaza Suite" on Friday, Sept. 30, at Long Beach Community Center, 5845 Calvert Boulevard in St. Leonard.
The show, which ran over 1,000 performances on Broadway and later become a successful film, will be performed Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and Oct. 7-8, at 7 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 2 and 9, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students. For reservations, visit ndctheater.org
Comedy abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple takes the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned years before. This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who is meeting his childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife. He attempts to seduce her and finds she is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father faced with the task of getting their daughter out of a locked bathroom on her wedding day and down to the ballroom where guests and groom await her. They succeed but not before a series of comic misadventures.