Plaza Suite

  • by Neil Simon
  • Narrated by JoBeth Williams, Edward Asner, Hector Elizondo, full cast
  • 1 hrs and 41 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza Hotel. A suburban couple takes a suite while their house is being painted, a Hollywood producer calls a childhood sweetheart for a little sexual diversion, and a mother and father fight about the best way to get their daughter, the bride, out of the bathroom and back to the wedding.


Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: With snappy dialogue and laugh-out-loud moments, Neil Simon's classic stage play is one of many great audio productions by reknowned troupe L.A Theatre Works. Ed Asner is pitch perfect playing a hothead father on the day of his daughter's wedding; JoBeth Williams his equal in dual roles as jilted wife and nervous mother-in-law to be. I've seen this play before in the theatre and on film, but this audio production trumps them both. –Corey Thrasher


What the Critics Say

"Another winner." (The London Standard)
"All three are remorselessly anti-romantic love stories: outrageously funny, wincingly cruel." (The London Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I wish I could see the original play

Would you listen to Plaza Suite (Dramatization) again? Why?

Maybe, it's worth it but know the story so well having seen the movie.

What did you like best about this story?

The comedy actually comes off better in this audio than in the movie version. You can sense Neil Simon better.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but this has an all star cast. You recognize each voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did. It's not long at all. Like watching a movie.

Any additional comments?

Really enjoyed it.

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- John Lane "johnlane"

Emotions laid bare

Neil Simon is a master at presenting realistic characters with all their flaws gloriously laid out for us to observe. Plaza Suite is so named, as the three different playlets are all set in the same suite in the famous Plaza Hotel in New York. If the walls of hotel suites could talk, stories such as these would be told. The third play in the line-up, Visitor from Forest Hills, is particularly humourous and exquisitely acted.
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- Maria

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2004
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works