Past Production
California Suite

California Suite
by Neil Simon
Directed by Alison Mattiza
Produced by Larry Jones
May 10 – June 15, 2013
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 that will definitely make you laugh and warm your heart!

In 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 Visitor from Philadelphia, Marvin Michaels finds himself in a very difficult position when his wife comes to meet him in the suite.

In 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.
Character

CAST

Played by
Hannah Warren ············ Melodie S. Rivers
William Warren ············ Todd Andrew Ball
Marvin Michaels ············ Jeff Asch
Millie Michaels ············ Valerie Sullivan
Sidney Nichols ············ Michael Willens
Diana Nichols ············ Catherine Rahm
Mort Hollender ············ Gordon Chan
Beth Hollender ············ Stacey Tilford
Stu Franklyn ············ Andy Grosso
Gert Franklyn/Bunny ············ Preeti Tiwari

CAST PICTURES

Visitor from New York:
Hannah and Bill Warren meet in the suite in order to discuss
who will get custody of their teenage daughter.

Visitor from Philadelphia
Marvin Michaels finds himself in a very difficult position
when his wife comes to meet him in the suite.

Visitors from London
Sidney and Diana Nichols fortify themselves before attending the Academy Awards.

Visitors From Chicago
Things take a turn for the worst after a mixed doubles tennis match.
The cast of California Suite (front from left: Andy Grosso, Preeti Tiwari, Valerie Sullivan, Jeff Asch back from left: Gordon Chan, Stacey Tilford, Todd Andrew Ball, Melodie S. Rivers, Michael Willens, Catherine Rahm)

In Visitor from New York, divorced couple Hannah and Bill Warren
meet in the suite to discuss who will get custody of their teenage daughter.

After being caught in a difficult position by his wife, Marvin Michaels,
the Visitor from Philadelphia, admits “Honey, she meant nothing to me.”

In Visitors From London, Sidney attempts to get Diana out of the suite
“because the Oscar nominees are supposed to arrive early.”

After drinking too much at the Academy Awards, Diana frets that her face
“looks like the tread on a radial tire.”
After a very competitive mixed doubles tennis match in Visitors from Chicago,
Mort tells Beth that “Stu did it on purpose because he knew your shoes were untied.”
“Stop! You're pulling my arms apart!”
“Oh look... I got blood on the carpet.”
Mort screams, “I didn't call your wife a moron. I called her an idiot.”
“Now tell me you had a good time on our vacation.”
Photos by Larry Jones

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