Allison DeMeyer, of Mulvane, is part of the cast and crew presenting "Suite Surrender" by Michael McKeever.

It is 1942 and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel - with entourages, luggage and legendary feud in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance ... that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this love note to the classic farces of the '30s and '40s.

DeMeyer, an Emporia State alum, leads the costume crew.

The show is under the direction of Bob Hart. Chris Lohkamp is the set designer and technical director. Amanda Dura is the costume designer.

"Suite Surrender" runs July 11-14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre in King Hall at Emporia State University. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. For tickets, visit the Memorial Union Ticket Office or call 620-341-6378. Tickets are also available online at or by calling 620-341-6378.

About Emporia State University

Emporia State University offers over 200 academic programs in the School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Library and Information Management and The Teachers College. ESU is the only public university in Kansas to have earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, an honor for universities that demonstrate innovative application of high-impact education. In addition, in the Best Colleges 2018 guidebook by U.S. News and World Report, ESU is ranked No. 2 in lowest student debt of all Midwest regional universities. U.S. News also cited ESU's School of Business as a best value for both in-state and out-of-state students and ranked the online graduate education program in the Top 100 programs in the nation.