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California Suite

by Neil Simon
Directed by Kerry Shanklin

Sept. 5 & 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
Sept. 12 & 13, 2014 at 8:00pm
Sept. 19 & 20, 2014 at 8:00pm
Sept. 14 & 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

Doug Browell, Ryann Greenberg, Casey Merkey, Joyce Patrone, & Kate Willis

The action of these basically-unrelated four playlets occurs sequentially in a Beverly Hills hotel. The first hotel guest is a New York magazine writer, joined by her ex-husband; they have a discussion (a quarrel? a brawl?) about which of them will have custody of their daughter for the next six months. The next guest is a Philadelphia man who's already having his challenges with a drunken hooker before his wife arrives to complicate things still further. The third story brings a British film star to LA as an Academy Award nominee whose gay husband offers inadequate comfort when she loses. And finally, two Chicago couples wrap up a disastrous shared vacation. Classic Neil Simon comedic mayhem in the midst of domestic disasters!

Suitable for ages 13 and up, due to adult language and themes.


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Recent News

  • Spotlight: Curtain Players to Showcase "Scotland Road" at State OCTA Conference
  • Jun 30: Announcing the Cast of California Suite
  • Jun 29: Congratulations to Our Award Winners
  • Jun 10: Celebrate With Us!
  • May 08: Announcing the 2014-2015 Board of Directors
  • Apr 29: Plays Sought for Simply Staged Production
  • Apr 10: Announcing the 2014-2015 Board Candidates
  • Apr 10: Nominations Are Requested!
  • Apr 05: Theatre Roundtable Workshops Coming Up
  • Apr 05: Announcing a Change to our 2014-2015 Season
  • See all Curtain Players news. >

In the Spotlight

Curtain Players to Showcase "Scotland Road" at State OCTA Conference

At the 2014  Central Regional festival of the Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA), Curtain's presentation of Scotland Road was selected to represent the Central Region at the state OCTA conference, which will be held over Labor Day weekend.

In addition to being selected to showcase at conference, the excerpt was also the recipient of several awards:

  • Excellence in DirectingSonda Staley
  • Excellence in ActingAshley Woodard Frisch
  • Excellence in ActingScott Willis
  • Excellence in ActingApril Olt
  • Outstanding in Ensemble

Curtain Players wishes to also congratulate fellow conference invitee Little Theatre Off Broadway, with their excerpt of Spamalot! (directed by outgoing CP president Kate Charlesworth-Miller), and Imagine Productions with their excerpt of La Cage Aux Folles, which was selected as Alternate to state conference.