Comedy ‘Plaza Suite’ to run Sept. 17-21

Western Carolina University presents “Plaza Suite,” a comedy by Neil Simon, to begin the University Theatre’s 2008-09 Mainstage season.

Plaza_Suite_Web08“Plaza Suite” performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 17-20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Hoey Auditorium on the WCU campus.

This comedic portrait follows three couples successively occupying Suite 719 of New York City’s Plaza hotel, beginning with a suburban couple who honeymooned in the same suite years earlier. Then, a randy Hollywood producer invites up an old flame with different ideas. Finally, an increasingly desperate mother and father try to cajole their daughter, a reluctant bride, from the bathroom.

The play stars senior Alexandra Labelle and junior Ben Chafetz as Karen and Sam Nash of Act I; senior Kaley McCormack and sophomore Jay Raines as Muriel Tate and Jesse Kiplinger of Act II; and juniors Kate Gardner and Tim Stoeckel as Norma and Roy Hubley of Act III. D.V. Simonian Caitlyn of the stage and screen department will direct.
The cast is shown above right.

Ticket prices are $20 for the general public; $15 for Western faculty and staff; $15 for individuals 60 years and older; and $5 for students. Group rates are available, as are Mainstage season subscriptions. For tickets, call the box office at (828) 227-2479 or go to For more information about the University Theatre’s Mainstage season, call the department of stage and screen at (828) 227-7491.