The Barley Sheaf Players present California Suite, opening September 5, 2014.
The Barley Sheaf Players kicks off its 2014-2015 season by inviting you to get away from it all at Neil Simon’s comedy, California Suite. Directors Lindsay Franklin of King of Prussia, Allie Greet of West Chester, Andrea Grinwis of Coatesville, and Christine Robinson of Pottstown welcome you to what is sure to be a memorable evening.
Over the course of a year, a luxury, Beverly Hills hotel suite is host to four different couples, as they navigate through the sometimes treacherous, often complicated, and always hilarious land of adult relationships. Former spouses fight a war of words over custody of a beloved teenage daughter; an insecure, Oscar-nominated actress seeks support from her husband on Academy Awards night; a well-meaning husband awakes to discover an unconscious hooker in his bed and his wife at the door; and two couples find their friendship in jeopardy after a cutthroat tennis match. Playwright Neil Simon seamlessly marries the real with the ridiculous in this fast-paced comedy. For audiences looking for luxury accommodations in the land of fast quips, fun quirks, and rollicking laughs; California Suite is the late summer destination you’ve been searching for!
“Come escape with us for an evening to a luxury Beverly Hills hotel, where no one is having a good time, yet the results are always intriguing and often hilarious. We have loved working on this show, and we are excited to share this treat with our faithful Barley Sheaf audiences!”
The directors are proud to be working with a seasoned cast of local actors, including: Julia Liebhardt of Downingtown,; Michael Tarringer of West Chester, Bryan McVeigh of Malvern, Natalie Gaspari of Linwood, Elizabeth Wheeler of Audobon, Fran Kane of Coatesville, Ron Blasdell of Downingtown, Jan Brofka-Berends of Exton, Bonnie Schuman of West Chester, Keith Chamberlain of Spring City Deb Topka of West Chester, and Tia Allen of Coatesville. Also assisting with the production are Producer Karen Barnett of Malvern, Props Coordinator Sherry Snyder of Downingtown, Set and Tech Designer Wayne Grinwis of Coatesville, and Costume Designer Michele Murphy of Thorndale.
California Suite runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. from September 5 through September 20. Reservations are available either online at www.barleysheaf.org or by calling the box office at 610-363-7075. Coupon Code: SuiteDeal is good for $3 up to two Adult Tickets. This offer is only valid for opening weekend, and only for advance reservations through our website. Not valid for walk-ins.
After California Suite, the Barley Sheaf Players’ season continues with Accomplice, opening October 17. For more information about these shows and The Barley Sheaf Players, please visit our web site at www.barleysheaf.org.