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‘California Suite’ Coming To Kentwood

 

April 25, 2013



Kentwood Players will present Neil Simon’s "California Suite" from May 10 to June 15 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester.

The production is directed by Alison Mattiza and produced by Larry Jones by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Playwright Neil Simon’s "California Suite" is a comedy consisting of four playlets whose action takes place in rooms 203 and 204 of the Beverly Hills Hotel in 1976. This is Neil Simon at his best - a humorous confection.

In the Visitor from New York, a divorced couple, Bill and Hannah Warren, have met in the suite in order to discuss who will get custody of their teenage daughter. In the Visitor from Philadelphia, Marvin Michaels finds himself in a very difficult position when his wife comes to meet him in the suite.

In the Visitors from London, Sidney and Diana Nichols are a couple from London who have rented the suite to attend the Academy Awards. The Visitors from Chicago are two affluent couples who are best friends and have come to Beverly Hills for a vacation, which takes a turn for the worst after a mixed doubles tennis match.

Featured in the cast are Jeff Asch, Todd Andrew Ball, Gordon Chan, Andrew Grosso, Catherine Rahm, Melodie Rivers, Valerie Sullivan, Stacey Tilford, Preeti Tiwari, and Michael Willens.

Tickets are $18 with a $2 discount for seniors, students, servicemen, and Metro riders who present their same day ticket or monthly pass when purchasing full price tickets at the box office. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (310) 645-5156 during box office hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 4 pm to 7. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted. You may also purchase tickets online at www.kentwoodplayers.org. For group ticket sales, please call the box office or Lori Marple-Pereslete at (310) 216-9094.

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