Mask & Mirror presents Michael McKeever’s hilarious farce Suite Surrender

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Cast members Lura Longmire (left), Rick Hoover and Mary Reischmann
Cast members Lura Longmire (left), Rick Hoover and Mary Reischmann. Photo/Michael Martinez

On May 6 Mask and Mirror Community Theatre will open its live production of Michael McKeever’s hilarious award-winning farce Suite Surrender at Rise Church, 10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard. Performances begin at 7:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, and 21, and matinees begin at 2:30 pm on Sundays May 8, 15, and 22. Advance ticket purchase is recommended (www.maskandmirror.com). All patrons 12 and over must show proof of vaccination or negative Covid test results within 48 hours. Masks are not required but strongly encouraged.

Cast in photo, left to right: Amelia Michaels, Laurie Monday, Charly Smith, Mary Reischmann, Aaron Morrow, Lura Longmire, Kraig Williams, Steve Hotaling, Jeff Gardner.
Cast in photo, left to right: Amelia Michaels, Laurie Monday, Charly Smith, Mary Reischmann, Aaron Morrow, Lura Longmire, Kraig Williams, Steve Hotaling, Jeff Gardner. Photo/Michael Martinez

It’s 1942, and two of America’s greatest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel accompanied by their entourage of assistants, mounds of luggage, and their legendary feud. Accidentally assigned to the same suite, these dueling divas may bring real war to their wartime performance. Sprinkled among the battles is a hair-raising, rib-tickling chain of events which includes mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a scene-stealing lap dog named Mr. Boodles. 

Director and Mask and Mirror board member Aaron Morrow is thrilled to be co-directing with his wife Lisa for the second time with Mask and Mirror and, after a two-year Covid-induced hiatus, is excited to return to live theater with almost the entire cast intact from when production was halted in March of 2020. The sensational cast includes Rick Hoover as Bernard Dunlap, Lura Longmire as Claudia McFadden, Mary Reischmann as Athena Sinclair, Laurie Monday as Mrs. Osgood, Kraig Williams as Mister Pippet, Charly Smith as Murphy, Jeff Gardner as Francis, Steve Hotaling as Otis, and Amelia Michaels as Dora Del Rio.