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Auditions for OCC Theatre's 'Plaza Suite' Aug. 24-25

The Olney Central College Theatre will host auditions for its fall production of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25 in the Dr. John D. Stull Performing Arts Center.

Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script. Parts are available for 12 people, and auditions are open to area adults as well as OCC students.

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying Suite 719 of New York City’s Plaza Hotel. The first act, introduces the audience to the not-so-blissfully wedded couple Sam and Karen Nash, who take the suite while their house is being painted, and it turns out to be the room in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before.

This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of thrice-married Hollywood producer, Jesse Kiplinger, who is meeting his childhood sweetheart now a suburban housewife, Muriel Tate. Over the years, Muriel has idolized Jesse from afar, but aware of his reputation as a smooth-talking ladies' man she has come for nothing more than a chat between old friends, promising herself she will not stay too long. Jesse, however, has other plans in mind and repeatedly attempts to seduce her.

The last couple is Roy and Norma Hubley, whose daughter, Mimsey, has locked herself in the bathroom on her wedding day. The Hubleys fight about the best way to get the nervous bride out of the suite and down to the ballroom where the wedding guests await their arrival.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25. An afternoon show will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26.

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