Karol Garrison, Howard Lockie and Andrea Stradling, as they appear in Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite,” a classic comedy that opened at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica on January 19, 2013. Photo by Joel Castro.
An enthusiastic audience of baby boomers and younger supporters of the arts got a chance to turn back the hands of time by 45 years on January 19 when Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite opened at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.
Set for a run that wraps up on February 10, the cast includes U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Officer-turned-actor Karol Garrison; theatrical and film actress Alicia Craff; prolific stage actress Andrea Stradling; and television and stage actor Howard Lockie, whose catchpenny performance carries the play.
The comedy, which originally opened on Broadway in 1968, is comprised of three acts, featuring different storylines and characters. The connecting rod among the trio of playlets is the setting – Suite 719 of New York City’s Plaza Hotel.
Holding down triple duty, Stradling and Lockie portray the main characters in each of the acts.
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