Suite Surrender opens at 1st Stage
1st Stage, Tysons Corner's award winning professional theater, today announced the September 14 area premiere of "Suite Surrender", a hilarious farce by Michael McKeever. The production is directed by Rex Daugherty.
Suite Surrender is an all-out love note to those wonderful farces of the 30's and 40's. It's 1942, and the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel is under siege as two of Hollywood's biggest and neediest divas vie for the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and one pampered little lap dog round out this fall-down-laughing riot of a comedy.
Playwright Michael McKeever writes, "Suite Surrender is my homage to those great comic movies of the 30's and 40's," says McKeever. "Bringing Up Baby, You Can't Take It with You, His Girl Friday, films like these have always delighted and inspired me. There's a sophistication that runs arm-in-arm with the zany antics throughout these films. Something you don't find in many modern comedies. Suite Surrender is my humble take on this genre."
The production features Nora Achrati, Daniel Corey, Matt Dougherty, Katie Nigsch Fairfax, Lisa Hodsoll, Farrell Parker, Sam Phillips, Stephanie Roswell, and Bradley F. Smith.