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London Suite
by Neil Simon
Cast
Bunny Bonnes
Jim Boyd
Eva Brown
Columba H. Brumby
Don Chudzik
Krista Grimmett
Diane Mislevy
Andrew Nguyen
Carl Nubile
Jeff Panitt
Emily Porter
 
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Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm at the Alden Theatre Mar 14, 2003 - Mar 29, 2002
Auditions: Completed
Producer: Terry Yates
Director: Jerry Bonnes
Technical Director: Herb Rothenberg
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc   --   (GFP)

Four different stories all taking place in the same suite of a London hotel.

Very much in the tradition of his earlier plays Plaza Suite and California Suite, the stories combine drama and comedy laced with Neil Simon's classic witty and sharp dialogue. The four stories told in the play include a cautionary tale of daylight robbery and deceit, a mother's unforgettable romantic interlude, the poignant reunion of an estranged couple and the hilarious antics of the guest who lost his Wimbledon tickets.

Review from the Washington Post:
The highlight comes in "Diana and Sidney," as a wealthy British actress, on leave from her successful American TV series, meets her ex-husband after many years apart. Each needs something from the other in the most moving and softly dramatic moments of the play. Columba Brumby immediately commands the stage as an imperious grande dame who still carries a torch. Amazingly, Brumby does it without affected, grand gestures or overdone vocal inflection, quietly radiating the power of her character from within.

Brumby's presence is matched by that of Jim Boyd as Sidney, although his aura is rather the opposite. Boyd shows us a quiet man whose urbane personality has been softened by years living on a Greek isle with his male lover. Together, these accomplished actors take the scene to a truly poignant pitch.


MCP is grateful for the generous support of:
McLean Community Foundation Arts Council of Fairfax County  

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