Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tucson: daVinci Players Auditions - Neil Simon's PLAZA SUITE


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Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:11 AM
Subject: Auditions - Neil Simon's PLAZA SUITE



The daVinci Players of STUDIO CONNECTIONS

Announce Auditions for Neil Simon’s PLAZA SUITE

Directed by Robert Encila


June 8-24, 2012, The Cabaret Theatre at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. Please bring a headshot, resume, and a prepared 2 minute comedic monologue.

Audition: Saturday, March 3, 1:30 pm.  Callbacks will be for March 4, 1:30 pm.

Location: St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Rd. (NW corner of River and Swan) in Room 50.

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, "I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!"

"Wonderfully funny...The blockbuster is the wildest and most uproarious farce I have seen on a stage."-New York Daily News

"A wonderfully happy and gratifying evening of sheer entertainment... Richly funny." -New York Post


Karen Nash - 48 years old and fine with it. A pleasant and affable woman, Karen has allowed herself to look middle aged because she knows she is middle aged. She is witty, and down to earth. She is also secretly hoping the visit at the suite will bring her and her husband closer together. (It is their Anniversary, she thinks)

Sam Nash - 50 years old but can not come to terms with it. He is trim, incredibly neat and well tailored. Sam needs to know he looks good, and also that others know he looks good. He goes to great strides to keep the years at bay, with exercise and a meticulous diet. Sam is a workaholic, but not just because he likes to work.

Jean Mc Cormack - Sam’s secretary and highly efficient. She is well groomed, attractive, and bright and cheerful at 28 years of age. She is also Sam’s mistress.

Bellhop - Younger man, eager to please and will visit as long as he needs to get his tip.

Jesse Kiplinger - A confident 40 year old Hollywood producer who has made his success but still feels his life is missing the kind of relationship he had in his teens with Muriel. He has one purpose in seeing Muriel.

Muriel Tate - In her late 30’s, very attractive and still seems somewhat naïve. She is warm, and generous, and very impressed with Jesse. She is unsure of meeting with him, and yet can’t seem to make a decision to stay or go. She claims to be happily married.

Norma Hubley - Dressed as mother of the bride and trying to appear calm in a crisis with every one EXCEPT her husband. Married to a Type A personality, she sways from trying to keep him in calm and in control while passively and aggressively taking a stand for herself. Late 40's, early 50's.

Roy Hubley - The father of the bride with the bills to prove it. A competitive business man, out of his league when dealing with emotions and marrying off his daughter. Late 40's, early 50's.

Borden Eisler - The young confident groom, a man of few words. (Literally)

Mimsey Hubley - A nervous bride, afraid of having her marriage turn out like her parents’ marriage.

Waiters- Two are needed in the play.  Open to anyone regardless of age/appearance.

Please email Robert Encila at with any questions.

Studio Connections is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing excellence in visual and performing arts education fostering leadership, artistic voice, and peaceful community building. We serve the needs of children, youth, and adults in a safe, nurturing, and collaborative environment.

For more information about Studio Connections, visit or call 520-329-3707.


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