Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy follows three brief encounters in the same suite at the famed Plaza Hotel in New York City. A BBC and KCRW co-production.
Part 1—Visitors from Mamaronek: A bubbly wife sets the scene for the perfect anniversary by returning to the site of their honeymoon—and then her bubbles burst with the entry of a tired, disinterested husband.
Michelle Costa as Jean McCormick
Marsha Mason as Karen Nash
Alfred Molina as The Waiter
Kerry Shale as The Bellhop
Joe Spano as Sam Nash
Part 2—Visitor from Hollywood: A Hollywood producer awaits the arrival of an old love interest—now a suburban housewife. He plans to spark a tryst; her plans are very different.
Hector Elizondo as Jessie Kiplinger
JoBeth Williams as Muriel Tate
Part 3—Visitors from Forest Hills: A mother and father are ready to celebrate their daughter’s wedding day—if only she’d come out of the bathroom.
Edward Asner as Roy Hubley
Richard Dreyfuss as Borden
Amy Irving as Mimsy
Marsha Mason as Norma Hubley
Directed by Martin Jenkins. Recorded before a live audience at the BBC Broadcasting House, London in March of 1989.