Fledgling playwright Roger Rueff demonstrates a facility for rapid-fire and Rueff does show potential, but “Hospitality Suite” is at best a. Hospitality Suite. In a small hotel room high above Wichita, Kansas, conflicting notions of character, salesmanship, honesty, religion, and love simmer until they . Hospitality Suite (Reading Copy). In a small hotel room high above Wichita, Kansas, conflicting notions of character, salesmanship, honesty, religion, and love.
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Emma rated it it was amazing Feb 09, By Atticus Bikos Stage manager Andy Tighe. Later still, as Phil and Larry wait for Bob, the questions bugging Phil about life and purpose make themselves known—cutting through the veneer of their relationship and exposing both to their true feelings about each other.
C rated it liked it Jul 15, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Three guys in a room talking and it’s absolutely compelling. We won’t divulge what triggers conflict and dismay, but it is less the smoldering exasperation than its unexpected resolutions–a vastly different one for each of the protagonists–that make “Hospitality Suite” such a surprising and vigorous entrant in the new play field.
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Into the Spider-Verse Spider-Man: Larry, chief ogler and misogynist, talks about the hard-on he gets from discussing the size of the lubricant account. The best moments in Victory Gardens’ professional but by no means world-beating production are offered by Craig Spidle Larrywho makes all he can of the play’s best lines and prowls about the hospktality like a possessed grizzly bear. Advertise About Tips Contact Us. The third is Bob, early 20s, a fresh recruit from the company research department —brought into the affair and out of his element to represent the company’s technical expertise.
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Hospitakity marked it as to-read Feb 03, I don’t care for the way they discuss their wives, but it seems true to their characters. Fledgling playwright Roger Rueff demonstrates a facility for rapid-fire dialogue and quick one-liners but hoxpitality up lacking in plot and character. Views Read Edit View history. Matthew added it Aug 08, This article does not cite any sources. Phil and Larry tell him he’s just another salesman–God is the product he’s hawking.
Cooped up with them in this room-with-a-view on the 26th floor of the Holiday Inn is a younger, newer man, Bob John Ellington. And when a case ofo mistaken identity puts the entire affair in the hands of the devout, young researcher, a philosophical batter ensures that lays bare their hearts and hispitality no soul unscathed.
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Part rated it really liked it Jul 30, Phil is a world-weary, enervated old pro who’s in the throes of a divorce and buys Penthouse for the articles. He’s the perfect foil for Doyle’s apoplectic Larry, who, when he finally arrives, is the very image of a dedicated huckster–a man with dollar signs coursing through his veins, who thrives on crisis and the heat of battle.
The old pros in this game are Phil Dennis Zaceka played-out accounts manager on the verge of divorce who just recently climbed on the wagon, and Larry Craig Spidlea ruevf, motor-mouth salesman desperate to nab the big account on which his job may depend. Bob sees no calling higher than that of serving Jesus and is more interested rober converting customers than in selling them lube. LARRY is his longtime partner, a savvy and quick-witted salesman with a penchant for rough language and absolute contempt for dishonesty In a small hotel room high above Wichita, Kansa, three men who work for an industrial-lubricants firm prepare to host a convention hospitality suite.
Man A new play by Roger Rueff. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. And the prudish Bob, who doesn’t dare look at any woman besides his wife, lacks the cojones to be a good salesman.
Bob is the wild card, a devout, glassy-eyed Christian whose urge to proselytize forces Larry and Phil to reexamine their values and beliefs as human beings and as salesmen. Tabbed Event Search All. As the evening unfolds, unspoken differences between them become lines in the sand.
But it’s the play and the performances that keep us watching. Jordi Gabriel marked it as to-read Sep 27, The only things that kept it from being perfect were the title and the fact that they played that awful suiye address set ruefr music song over the credits.
Samuel marked it as to-read Feb 03, That’s my next gig! Bob assaults Phil and Larry with questions that reveal their characters. This page was last edited on 8 Septemberat And there’s nothing new in exploring how men equate their sexual potency with their ability to succeed in the marketplace, except that here it’s a little more blatantly hospjtality out than usual.
Switch to the mobile version of this page. The target of Rueff’s play is the American Way of business.