Whitefish Theatre Co. wraps up season with Suite Surrender

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WTC presents 1940s farce Suite Surrender

Whitefish Theatre Company presents its final show of the season, "Suite Surrender."

Suite Surrender is "a true love note to the classic farces of the past," WTC says. Suite Surrender opens with a preview night on June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish.

Performances continue on June 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and on June 4 at 4:00 p.m.

Suite Surrender is set in 1942. Two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel to perform at a USO benefit. Complication number one: the two ladies have a legendary ongoing feud that turns violent if they come near each other.

Complication number two: the performers both wind up booked into the same Presidential Suite! Throw in a beleaguered general manager trying to keep the peace, two easily confused bellhops, a nose-rubbing society matron, and a gossip columnist looking for dirt, this play of mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles is a hilarious, laugh-out-loud romp.

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Laura Abernethy, left, and Nicki Corne in 'Suite Surrender'

"Anyone who is a fan of screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s will find themselves right at home in the audience of Suite Surrender," says Director Scarlett Schindler. Kim Krueger and Nicki Corne’ play dueling divas accidentally booked into the same hotel suite on the night of a big war benefit concert. Their handlers and the hotel staff, including a seemingly unflappable hotel manager and a snoopy newspaper reporter, scurry about wildly trying to keep the two stars out of each other’s sights, lest someone get hurt- maybe even thrown off of a balcony!”

“It’s a perfect, upbeat show to round out an exceptional season at WTC," Schindler says.

Schindler has been performing with WTC since 2005 and guest directing since 2012. Kim Krueger plays Claudia McFadden, Nicki Corne’ plays Athena Sinclair, Tristen Hollist plays Otis, Matt Strool plays Francis, Todd Malo plays Bernard S. Dunlap, Katie Nixon plays Dora Del Rio, Amy Galt plays Mrs. Everett P. Osgood, Hunter Cripe plays Mr. Pippit, and Laura Abernethy plays Murphy. Mr. Boodles is, of course, played by Mr. Boodles.

Says Schindler, “The actors have met the show's physical demands with humor and gusto. Working with such a talented and focused cast has been an absolute delight!”

Tickets at Whitefish Theatre Co.



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