Written by Michael McKeever
DATES: March 24th – April 22nd, 2023
TIME: Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16th show starts at 3:00 p.m.
TICKETS: $25 and $20. Tickets available online, at the theatre box office or by calling 503-436-1242.
Two of old Hollywood’s biggest divas will descend upon the Coaster Theatre Playhouse stage on March 24th in Suite Surrender.
It’s 1942 at the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel and everything is ready for the wartime performance of Hollywood’s biggest divas. Everything seems to be in order…that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, 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.
Suite Surrender opens March 24th and runs weekends through April 22nd. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with a matinee show at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 16th.
Suite Surrender is directed by John Hoff and features Marcus Liotta as Bernard S. Dunlap, Shay Knorr as Claudia McFadden, Cyndi Fisher as Athena Sinclair, Toddy Adams as Murphy Stephens, David Sweeney as Mr. Pippett, Maren Kain as Dora Del Rio, Cathey Ryan as Mrs. Everett P. Osgood, Carson Schulte as Francis, and Bryan Lelek as Otis.
The production crew includes Colleen Toomey (stage manager), Judith Light (costumer), Mick Alderman (set builder/lighting design), Juan Lira (set painter) and Nancy McCarthy (sound and light operator).
Tickets are $20 or $25; they can be purchased at the theatre box office (503-436-1242) or online at coastertheatre.com. The box office is open 12:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 12:30p.m. to curtain on performance days.