Suite Surrender
by StageCenter Community Theatre

Sep. 28 - Sep. 29 (2020)


It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel — assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance…that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.

Written by Michael McKeever

Directed by Evelyn Callaway

Suite Surrender Auditions: September 28 & 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm. 

Please arrive 15 minutes early and make sure you are wearing a mask.

Characters  (ages are approximate)

Bernard S. Dunlap - General Manager of hotel   40s-60s
Francis – bellhop 20s-40s
Otis – bellhop 20s-60s
Mrs. Everett P. Osgood – Society Matron 50s-60s
Claudia McFadden – Singing Diva 20s-40s
Mr. Pippet – Claudia’s personal secretary 20s-60s
Athena Sinclair – Diva of stage and screen 20s-40s
Murphy Stevens – Athena’s personal secretary 20s-30s
Dora Del Rio – Gossip Columnist 20s-50s
Character Descriptions (just ideas)
Dunlap – not used to all the high stress activity, perturbed, flustered
Francis – enjoys Otis admiring him, smitten with Murphy; he and Otis are like Laurel and Hardy
Otis – diligent, happy, looks up to Francis, starstruck by Divas
Osgood – Old money, wide-eyed innocence, eccentric, whimsical, used to getting anything she wants
Dora – snooping reporter, flair for the dramatic, very pushy
Claudia – melodramatic, dresses in silks/diamonds/furs, wants everyone scurrying to please her
Pippit -the perfect butler, unflappable as long as he can control everything, tends to panic at surprises
Athena – overtly sexual, dresses in satins/pearls/long gloves, uninterested in minutia
Murphy – female, efficient, very buttoned-up, crazy about Francis