I was casted in an adaptation of Neil Simon's "California Suite" a few months ago. "A Suite Night" is a dramedy (at least for my scene) but mostly comedy featuring 3 couples who are vacationing in Beverly Hills, California.
Let me introduce you to Millie Michaels:
A fiery, attention-demanding, middle aged Jewish woman from Philadelphia. Her husband, Marvin, has gotten to the suite before her to see his brother, Harry, who resides in California. Although the initial intention was to be a part of their nephew's bat mitzvah, Marvin gets himself into a bit of trouble when he wakes up to find a "woman of the night" lying next to him the next morning.
Marvin's attempt at hiding his mistake from Millie is hilarious in itself, but when the "other woman" is revealed, there's a sad sort of humor. Although there's a lot of real humor thrown around with Millie laying it on Marvin, the end of the scene with Millie sitting alone on the bed talking to her children is the only scene that she is seen vulnerable, which drastically shifted the mood.
Regardless, the rehearsal process for this show was one of the most enjoyable I've had in my theatre career so far. I was lucky to work with incredibly talented actors/my best friends. If you saw it, thank you very much and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Thank you to the cast and crew, you're all wonderful.
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Photo credit to Deejai Cowles and Maggie Mae Whittemore.