Commentary by Amy Pauszek
Yep, Where’s Amy has found a new favorite theater after attending Carmel Community Players’ sold-out “Suite Surrender,” a comical farce directed and produced by CCP’s Artistic Director Jan Jamison.
The play takes place at the presidential suite of the Palm Beach Royale Hotel in Palm Beach in 1942. It’s a night of chaotic, non-stop, crazy fun full of surprises, twists and turns. I could not stop laughing and loved every single minute of it. Every cast member took ownership of his or her roles, which were demanding and spot on. Jamison put together a stellar ensemble that shined, and their comedic timing was superb.
The impressive set, stylish and sparkling costumes, along with an adorable four-legged star named Mr. Boodles also helped make this hysterical play a hit. The entire audience was in stitches from the beginning with a well-deserved standing ovation at the end. Bravo to this talented cast and crew who allowed me to sneak back stage to snap some photos just minutes before the performance. Be sure to catch a show at Carmel Community Players at Clay Terrace Shopping Mall in Carmel.
If you missed “Suite Surrender,” don’t walk, but run to the box office to get tickets for their upcoming shows including “Blood Brothers – A Musical,” “13 The Musical” and “Driving Miss Daisy.” For more, visit carmelplayers.org, or call the box office at 317-815-9387 to reserve your tickets. Where’s Amy can’t wait to see you there.