Plaza Suite


Writers: Neil Simon


Show Information

Number of Acts
First Produced
Period, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
Suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel, New York City, 1960s
Cast Size
Ideal for
College/University, Regional Theatre, Professional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes mature adult, adult, young adult characters


Plaza Suite portrays three couples who each occupy Suite 719 at the Plaza Hotel at different stages throughout the year. First up, is a suburban couple who have come to the hotel to celebrate their 24th wedding anniversary...or is it their 23rd? Or is it actually their anniversary at all? They are succeeded by a Hollywood hotshot who has returned to New York to seek out his (now married) high school girlfriend. After three doomed marriages, he is eager to remind himself of the sweet innocence of a suburban woman...with a little sexual diversion along the way. However, her obsession with Hollywood and overindulgence in the vodka stingers gives him more than he bargained for. Finally, the suite is occupied by a couple who are about to celebrate the wedding of their daughter...if they can get her out of the bathroom. Tension rises and tempers flare as all their attempts to get her to unlock the door fail. Neil Simon’s witty and piercing observation of love, marriage, and contentment offers a unique challenge for two talented actors to play three very different couples.

Lead Characters

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