Thursday, October 14, 2021

Center Players return to live theater with Neil Simon’s California Suite

California Suite

WHENOctober 22nd-November 7th; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm
WHERE: Center Playhouse, 35 South Street, Freehold
$25-28 and are available online at or by calling 732-462-9093.

This classic 1976 play focuses on four couples who arrive in turn from New York, Philadelphia, London and Chicago and separately inhabit a Beverly Hills hotel suite. Each packs their own problems, anxieties and comical marital dilemmas. Michael Tota (Jackson, NJ), who most recently directed Lend Me a Tenor at the Playhouse in 2019, returns to direct the production.

“We are thrilled to open up our little playhouse after a very long intermission, offering the joy live theater provides” noted Center Players Artistic Director Bernice Garfield-Szita. “And we are confident that our audiences will warmly embrace this very entertaining play from one of American’s favorite playwrights.”

To ensure the safety of cast, crew and patrons, COVID protocols are in place. All patrons must wear a mask while inside the Playhouse, and must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within two days of entering the theater. Center Players is also offering a flexible ticket policy, allowing patrons to exchange tickets in the event of illness.

Center Players, currently celebrating its 20th season at Center Playhouse at 35 South Street, is a respected, award-winning organization. The group presents high quality, engaging productions featuring local talent in downtown Freehold. In addition to their signature plays, the theater also sponsors free play readings and other special events and offers dinner and theater packages with several local restaurants.