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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When Bob returns and reveals that he found Dick Fuller but that he could only bring himself to talk to him about Jesus, the gloves come off, and no one is left unscathed. Tuesday through Friday, 6 and 9: Timothy Hendrickson gives us the best possible rendition of Bob, the play’s least satisfying character, who seems to have been conceived as a generic born-again rather than a three-dimensional character.
Switch to the mobile version of this page. Ola rated it hospiitality liked it Nov 24, Director Steven Albrezzi has skillfully calibrated his players, all of them SCR veterans of such long standing that the seamless coalescence of their performances effortlessly raise “Hospitality Suite” to its affecting new plane.
Rueff, as ”Hospitality Suite” demonstrates, may be relatively new to the theater, but already he has a most precious attribute for a playwright: Masterson, a native of Houston, [ As the three prepare the room and themselves to host the evening’s festivities, the conversation tacks into delicate issues not often hospitailty in a business environment—including religionwhere the stark differences between Larry and Bob come to light and subtle battle lines are drawn below the surface.
The first act and then some is largely exposition, setting out each character’s history and beliefs. Eleonora marked it as to-read Feb 03, Larry, chief ogler and misogynist, talks about the hard-on he gets from discussing the size of the lubricant account.
LARRY is his longtime partner, a savvy and quick-witted salesman with a penchant for rough language and ruefc 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.
Nutchayada Suwanwong rated it it was ok Dec 26, David rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Lists with This Book. By Atticus Bikos hospitaality Manic Mondays Frances Cocktail Lounge. The odd man out is Bob Timothy Hendricksona young research engineer, brought in as window dressing to impress potential clients, who is a terrible salesman but a fiercely committed Christian.
Retrieved from ” https: Teemu marked it as to-read Sep 02, Production manager Edward Lapine. Samuel marked it as to-read Feb 03, 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.
In two acts, before and after the party in the suite, Rueff rubs the minds and spirits of these three men together, striking sparks of thought that explode with vivid, dramatic conflict into urgent discussions of such issues as friendship, loyalties, honesty and basic decency.
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Want to Read saving…. Jordi Gabriel marked it as to-read Sep 27, Heidi Carls marked it as to-read May 28, Neither sympathetic nor compellingly unsympathetic, these indifferent characters evoke little but an indifferent reaction.
Jun 24, Dan rated it really liked it Shelves: The interaction between the characters is heartwarming and heartbreaking. In a Holiday Inn suite high above Wichita, Kan. That’s my next gig!
Phil and Larry tell him he’s just another salesman–God is the product he’s hawking. More by Adam Langer.
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And yet as Ellington portrays him, there is something almost refreshing about his comical and stodgy naivete. The play turns in act two when Bob has a golden opportunity to pitch the potential client but winds up squandering his chance by preaching Hospktality word instead of the company’s. And the prudish Bob, who doesn’t dare look at any woman besides his wife, lacks the cojones to be a good salesman. The most successful and funniest part of the production is Bill Bartelt’s fabulous set, which brilliantly captures all the generic wall art, air-conditioning units, and light fixtures of a dull Holiday Inn.
Reviewed April 25, Books by Roger Rueff.
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. A new play by Roger Rueff.
And for all of rooger surface comedy, there is an unexpectedly serious lining to the banter. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.
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Larry to push the sale, Phil to close it, and Bob to bartend and talk tech if necessary. As the evening unfolds, unspoken differences between them become lines in the sand. 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. Phil is a world-weary, enervated old pro who’s in the throes of a divorce and buys Penthouse for the articles.
Trivia About Hospitality Suite. You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. Rueff’s dialogue and characters are dead-on, and while he doesn’t indulge in Mamet imitations, his Larry could be bosom buddies with any one of the guys selling that worthless Florida real estate in Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross.