Neil Simon's Plaza Suite
January 26 - 29, 2017
The first act, Visitor From Mamaroneck, introduces the audience to husband and wife Sam and Karen Nash who revisit their honeymoon suite in an attempt rekindle their marriage. The second act, Visitor from Hollywood, involves a meeting between movie producer Jesse Kiplinger and his old flame, suburban housewife Muriel Tate. The third act, Visitor from Forest Hills, revolves around married couple Roy and Norma Hubley on their daughter Mimsey's wedding day.
Meet the Actors
Eddie Amelung (Roy Hubley) is one of GLT’s oldest active members having been involved since 1967 in over 60 productions, most recently in last year’s production of Six Degrees of Separation. A Greenwood native and pharmacist/manager of Greenwood Downtown Drugs, Eddie is also a past president of GLT and a former board member. He has also directed many favorites including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Glass Menagerie and Godspell
Connie Black (Karen Nash) has been gracing the GLT and Indianola stages for over 30 years with her musical and dramatic talents. An Inverness native, Connie is an elementary music teacher at Pillow Academy and past president of GLT. She was last seen at GLT in 84, Charing Cross Road. She has had leading roles in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire, Man of La Mancha, and Noises Off for GLT, and The King and I and The Sound of Music for Indianola’s MDAA.
Christi Alford Carroll (Muriel Tate/Jean McCormack) last appeared on the GLT in the comedy Don’t Dress for Dinner, produced in 2001. Christi is no stranger to the stage and has appeared in many productions including GLT’s smash hit Grease, and she also starred in MDAA’s Miss Firecracker. She revived her role in Grease for GLT’s 60th anniversary gala this summer performing the song “There Are Worse Things I Could Do.” She works at Sun ower Home Health.
Forrest Hodge (Bellhop / Waiter / Borden Eisler) is programming coordinator for the Greenwood Le ore Library and has lived in Greenwood all his life. He is an active GLT member and has directed two shows - The Butler Did It and On Golden Pond - and has appeared in several productions in recent years such as The Producers, The Fox on the Fairway, The Good Doctor, and A Christmas Carol.
Freda MacIntosh (Norma Hubley) is a native of Greenwood and a teacher for North New Summit School. Freda is a veteran actor of the Greenwood Little Theatre and Hill re Historical Theatre of Winona. She most recently appeared in GLT’s The Good Doctor, the musical The Producers, and the musical Into The Woods. She and her husband Ted have been longtime theater participants and supporters, with Ted scheduled to direct Ring of Fire at GLT in the spring.
Shannon Melton (Mimsy Hubley) is a current member of the GLT board and is performing in her 6th show on the GLT stage. Past roles at GLT include Ulla in The Producers, Marian the Librar- ian in The Music Man and various singing roles in musical revues. Originally from Ohio, Shannon has lived in Greenwood since 2004. She is mar- ried to Moss Melton and is a stay-at-home mom to their three children.
Bobby VanDevender (Sam Nash/Jesse Kiplinger) is a native of Kemper County but has been a Greenwood resident for many years, and is a partner in the CPA Firm of Fred T. Neely & Co. A longtime favorite GLT actor and director, Bobby was last seen in Turnrow Book Company’s production of Glengarry Glen Ross. He has also appeared in South Paci c, Rumors (1992), Noises Off, Jesus Christ Superstar and I Hate Hamlet. Bobby is a GLT past president and treasurer.
About the Director
The director, Paul Brown is a native of Greenwood, Choir Director/Organist at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and a Registered Nurse at AMG Specialty Hospital. He studied music at the University of Mississippi, before continuing his training at Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, MD. After returning to Mississippi, he received his associate degree in nursing from MDCC. Paul is the President of the Greenwood Chorale and Matinee Musicale.
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