(P)1995 L.A. Theatre Works
"Another winner." (The London Standard)
"All three are remorselessly anti-romantic love stories: outrageously funny, wincingly cruel." (The London Times)
Maybe, it's worth it but know the story so well having seen the movie.
The comedy actually comes off better in this audio than in the movie version. You can sense Neil Simon better.
No, but this has an all star cast. You recognize each voice.
I did. It's not long at all. Like watching a movie.
Really enjoyed it.
Neil Simon is a master at presenting realistic characters with all their flaws gloriously laid out for us to observe. Plaza Suite is so named, as the three different playlets are all set in the same suite in the famous Plaza Hotel in New York. If the walls of hotel suites could talk, stories such as these would be told. The third play in the line-up, Visitor from Forest Hills, is particularly humourous and exquisitely acted.
I forgot that I didn't really like most of Simon 's plays
Huge waste of my money
This classic dramatization is a must for Neil Simon fans. The cast is tremendous and the play is as funny in 'radio' format as it is on stage.
"Neil Simon's wonderful play of comedy and pathos."
Three short episodes linked by room 719 in the New York Plaza Hotel. In the first there is Sam Nash, a man longing for his energetic youth and Karen a wife, who wants partnership, respect, and love as they grow older together. In the second Jesse Kiplinger, the archetypal Hollywood mogul is longing for an authentic experience, but finding image-obsessed Muriel, who is happier with fantasy. Finally, in the funniest of the 3 plays, there is Roy Hubley, the father listing the staggering cost of the wedding that could crumble around him and the mother Norma, in constant and immediate fear of disaster but somehow enduring with more strength than she would admit.
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