Midcoast Actors’ Studio’s fourth play of its 2014 season is “Plaza Suite” by Neil Simon, running weekends from Oct. 10 through 19 on the Troy Howard School Stage, 173 Lincolnville Ave./Route 52. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. First presented on Broadway in 1968, “Plaza Suite” is one of Simon’s most famous plays and a staple in American comedy. The play’s three acts each involve different characters, and all are set in Suite 719 of New York City's Plaza Hotel. The first act, Visitor From Mamaroneck, introduces the audience to not-so-blissfully wedded couple Sam and Karen Nash (Greg Marsanskis and Shari Wick John), revisiting their honeymoon suite in an attempt by Karen to bring the love back into their marriage. Her plan backfires and the two become embroiled in a heated argument about whether or not Sam is having an affair with his secretary (Jen Wendell).

The second act, Visitor from Hollywood, involves a meeting between movie producer Jesse Kiplinger (Jason Bannister) and his old flame, suburban housewife Muriel Tate (Katie Glessner Perkins). Muriel — aware of Jesse’s reputation as a smooth-talking ladies' man —has come for nothing more than a chat between old friends, promising herself she will not stay too long. Jesse, however, has other plans in mind.

The third act, Visitor from Forest Hills, revolves around married couple Roy and Norma Hubley (Dennis Harrington and Beverly Mann) on their daughter Mimsey's wedding day. In a rush of nervousness, Mimsey (Leah Elizabeth Darcy) has locked herself in the suite's bathroom and refuses to leave. This is the most comic of the acts, filled with increasingly outrageous slapstick moments depicting her parents' frantic attempts to cajole her into attending her wedding while the gathered guests await the trio's arrival downstairs. Martin Long plays both the fiance and the bellhop.

MAS veteran Erik Perkins directs, as he did MAS’s “Pygmalion” in 2013.  Bannister, artistic director of Midcoast Actors’ Studio, is serving as producer and light designer. Valerie Philbrick is stage manager and hair/makeup designer. Robert DesLauriers is set designer, Pip McFaul the costume designer, Amy Pillitteri sound designer and Jay Rosenberg and Elaine Bielenberg are design advisors.

Tickets are $15, $12 for students and senior citizens. For reservations or more information, call the box office at 370-7592 or email midcoastactors@gmail.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.