Michael McKeever's play, Suite Surrender, does a good job of capturing the spirit of the farces that entertained the friends, relatives, and acquaintances of the GIs of World War II. There is a lot of nonsense, but behind all of it, there is a sense of never forgetting about those fighting the war overseas. In fact, the play's premise is that two big stars who hate one another are performing to generate money for the war effort.
Stefanie Adams as Athena Sinclair
Lynn Minges as Claudia McFadden)
Life is never simple. Poor Bernard (Dennis Murphy) the manager of the Palm Beach Royale Hotel, not only has two big stars to keep happy, but also Mrs. Osgood (Gretchen Gantner), who wants to see that a group of sailors on leave have the time of their lives. Like Athena Sinclair and Lynn Minges, Mrs. Osgood is accustomed to having her way.
Unlike many plays in which the first act moves a bit slowly because the groundwork is being laid for the second act, this first act moves quickly and keeps the audience involved. I was surprised when the lights came on for intermission.
There were Mr. Boodles cupcakes...
And kibble. (There were also sugar cookie dog bones.)