Neil Simon’s PLAZA SUITE

Perhaps Neil Simon’s best work. A comedy classic. Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying Suite 719 at the Plaza Hotel. 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 years before. 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 on what should be the happiest day of her life.

 

Gallery Players announces auditions for Neil Simon’s PLAZA SUITE. Auditions will be held at 199 14th Street in Brooklyn (btwn 4th and 5th Avenues).

AUDITION SCHEDULE:

Saturday, Jan 20 – open call: 12-3pm

Sunday, Jan 21 – open call: 1-4pm

Tuesday, Jan 23 – open call: 7-9pm

Thursday, Jan 25 – callbacks: 7-10pm

Please prepare a 1-2 minute comic monologue.

 

PLAZA SUITE  Breakdown

Actors will play multiple roles.

Possible Combinations

1.     Actor 1 – Karen Nash, Muriel Tate, Norma Hubley

Actor 2 – Sam Nash, Jesse Kiplinger, Roy Hubley

Actor 3 – Bellhop, Bordon Eisler

Actor 4 – Jean McCormack, Mimsey Hubley

Actor 5 – Waiter

 

2.     Actor 1 – Karen Nash, Norma Hubley

Actor 2 – Sam Nash, Waiter, Roy Hubley

Actor 3 – Waiter, Jesse Kiplinger

Actor 4 – Jean McCormack, Muriel Tate, Mimsey Hubley

Actor 5 – Bellhop, Bordon Eisler

 

Karen Nash – Female, late 40s. An affluent homemaker. A pleasant, affable woman, who allows herself to look middle-aged because she knows she’s middle-aged and doesn’t have a problem with it. She has a sharp sense of humor and, at least on the surface, keeps her cool and sense of humor when she finds out her husband is having an affair

Sam Nash – Male, early 50s.  An affluent businessman. Sam refuses to accept that he is middle-aged and keeps himself in excellent physical shape, watches his diet, and grooms himself meticulously.  He is self-centered and easily irritated by his wife.

Jean McCormack – Female, late 20s-early 30s.  She is Sam’s secretary and is having an affair with him.  She is pleasant and efficient.

Bellhop – Male, 20s.

Waiter – Male, 40s-50s.

Jesse Kiplinger – Male, 40s.  A Hollywood producer.  He is confident and stylish.  He has invited an old high school girlfriend to visit his hotel room so he can seduce her.

Muriel Tate –Female, late 30s. Muriel is torn about Jesse’s seduction: on the one hand, she’s star-struck, on the other, she thinks it’s improper.  She claims to be happily married.

Norma Hubley – Female, 40s-50s. An affluent suburban homemaker and mother of the bride. Her daughter has locked herself in the bathroom minutes before her wedding. Norma tries to put on a calm face with the groom’s family but is scared of her husband’s temper. She sometimes resorts to “Jewish mother” passive-aggression.

Roy Hubley – Male, 50s.  A curmudgeonly businessman with an explosive temper – he is quick to blame his wife for everything.

Bordon Eisler – Male, 20s.  The groom.

Mimsey Hubley – Female 20s. A bride who panics right before her wedding; she is terrified that she and Bordon will end up like her parents.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 10 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 11 @ 3pm

Thursday, March 15 @ 8pm
Friday, March 16 @ 8pm
Saturday, March 17 @ 2pm
Saturday, March 17 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 18 @ 3pm

Thursday, March 22 @ 8pm
Friday, March 23 @ 8pm
Saturday, March 224 @ 2pm
Saturday, March 24 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 25 @ 3pm

2017-18 Season Staffing Opportunities

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s premier, award-winning Off-Off Broadway theater, is seeking Designers and Staff for their 51st Season which includes: Annie (Sept 16 – Oct 8), The Elephant Man (Oct 28-Nov 12), It Shoulda Been You (Dec 1 – Dec 17), A New Brain  (Jan 27 – Feb 18), Plaza Suite (Mar 10 – Mar 25), Chess (Apr 21 – May 13) and the 21st Annual Black Box New Play Festival (May 31 – June 17). We are seeking talented and resourceful Designers for Set, Costumes, Lighting, Props and Sound. We are also accepting resumes from capable Company Managers, Stage Managers and Asst. Stage Managers for all shows. Interested Designers must be capable of executing their design with help from a volunteer staff and Gallery’s resources. There is a small stipend for all positions. Send materials ASAP to designstaff@galleryplayers.com.

We are seeking enthusiastic, hard-working, talented, self-starting people who are willing and able to work in an Off-Off Broadway setting. The Gallery Players operates under the Equity NYC Showcase code.

Company Managers will be expected to focus on the actors from the audition process through closing. They would handle duties such as running auditions, script distribution, press packets, comps, hiring crew, etc., making sure that each show meets our high standards.

Designers: Unlike most Showcase companies, Gallery has its own stock of platforms, walls, wood, doors, costumes, props, etc. We have almost all brand new lighting instruments with color scrollers and some intelligent lights, and a brand new digital sound board. It is a very intimate space that allows for the re-imagining of shows both large and small to suit the space. Though Gallery does have volunteers to help with everything from building and hanging to ushering and concessions, it is ultimately the designer’s job to make sure the design is executed.

Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers can be either Equity or Non-Equity.

Please indicate which shows particularly interest you.

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Taught by professional theatre artists, the PEANUT GALLERY is devoted to musical theatre, personal expression, and self confidence. Children will learn the basics of singing and dancing, as well as what it means to participate and contribute to a group. Through story-telling, theatre games, art projects and performance, and with the guidance of the talented instructors, kids will not only have fun but will increase their own expressiveness and positive self image. During one spectacular week of Peanut Gallery, they will create and perform their own original show with songs from Broadway musicals on the stage of Gallery Players 99 seat theater!

 

2017 SUMMER PROGRAM SESSIONS



Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm*

Week 1 (Entering Grades 1-3) July 17-21
Week 2 (Entering Grades 1-3) July 24-28
Week 3 (Entering Grades 4-6) July 31-Aug 4
Week 4 (Entering Grades 4-6) Aug 7-11

*Please drop off your child no earlier than 8:45am, and pick up no later than 2:15pm.

End of session performance times to be announced.

Bring your own lunch. Water will be provided.

 
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Tuition for one week of PEANUT GALLERY:
Early Bird Registration $299 (Before April 30th)
General Registration: $325
After Care: $150
*Mon-Thurs only, 2pm-6pm subject to interest and availability

 
TO REGISTER, please complete our 2017 application and mail with payment to:
Gallery Players | Attn: Peanut Gallery | 199 14th Street | Brooklyn, NY 11215


Alternatively you can email peanuts@galleryplayers.com the following information:

  • Child’s name
  • Grade in fall 2017
  • Age
  • Parent name
  • Street address including city/state/zip
  • Phone
  • Email address
  • Which week(s) you are registering for
  • Method of payment

Upon receipt we will email you instructions on how to pay for your registration online (use the code PGTWEET on or before April 30th for early bird discount) or by check.

We reserve the right to cancel classes if enrollment is too low to run. In this case, we will give you two weeks notice and a full refund.

Seeking House Managers

House Manager positions available

The House Manager oversees all audience-related tasks, including the operation of the box office and concession stand by volunteer ushers and the opening and closing of the house, as well as processes cash intake and evening reports. Needed for performances only, plus training. Performances are Thu-Sat at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. (The last two Saturdays of each production have 2pm and 8pm perfs.) Looking for an individual who can commit to a minimum of 4 performances. Small stipend pay available.
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If interested please e-mail letter of interest and/or resume with HOUSE MANAGER in the subject line to volunteer@galleryplayers.com.

Volunteer at the Gallery Players

Be a part of the Gallery Players by volunteering! There’s a lot that you can help with, and there are some great benefits. Here’s what we need: Moncler outlet

  • Set Building/Painting Volunteers (previous experience not required; lunch provided)
  • Box Office Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Concessions Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Raffle and Mailing List Sign-Up Volunteers (free show admission included)
  • Audition Monitors (free Thursday show admission included)
  • Postcard Distribution Volunteers (free Thursday show admission included)

To inquire about any of these volunteer positions, please e-mail volunteer@galleryplayers.com.