MICHAEL McKEEVER’S SUITE SURRENDER Directed by Patrick McCray
Its 1942 and two of Hollywood’s biggest (and at times scariest) divas are both performing as 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. The Palm Beach Royale Hotel’s beleaguered general manager must keep the two ladies form realizing they are in separate bedrooms in the same suite. His task is made even more difficult by his less than savvy staff, a society matron eager to associate with celebrities, and a gossip columnist look for dirt.
The introductory exposition is made less painful by the antics of a funny pair of easily confused bellhops. Also, providing a little spice is the President of the Palm Beach Ladies for Unity or PBLFU (with the accent on the “FU”)
If you have ever enjoyed a quality farce like Noises Off or Lend Me a Tenor, you will find Suite Surrender not far behind entertainment value.