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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Political plotting has become a national pastime in Britain. Phil hoapitality Larry have come to the hospitality suite of a Wichita Holiday Inn with the greenhorn Bob to persuade a potential client to buy their corporation’s lubricants. PHIL is an aging account manager who has begun to question his purpose in life and work.

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Emma rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Among the visitors they expect is a man whose business, if they can get it, could be their stairway to economic heaven.

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Bob is a lab engineer for the company. Trivia About Hospitality Suite. 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.

But a basically plotless play that hinges solely on the power of its polemics better have some really interesting characters or something original to say, or audience members will start nodding off. His scores make his case.


STAGE REVIEW : A Welcome ‘Hospitality Suite’ : SCR Comedy Models Mamet

This play, on which the movie was very faithfully based is also excellent. This article does not cite any sources. Phil is a world-weary, enervated old pro who’s in the throes of a divorce and buys Penthouse for the articles.

Dwight Richard Odle is responsible for the persuasive hotel room set and casual costumes, and Doc Ballard for the simple, realistic light scheme. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Much of it is overobviously written in a question-and-answer format: Return to Book Page.

That’s my next gig! By Sharon Johnson When Bob returns and reveals that he found Dick Fuller but that he could only bring himself to talk hositality him about Jesus, the gloves come off, and no one is left unscathed.

As played by Took, his manner is decidedly reserved, intelligent and understated. 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.

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 hospitalitj to their true feelings about each other.

Alberto Giusta marked it as to-read Jun 29, The sales triumvirate contrast tremendously; seasoned, calmly centered Phil Don Tookhis high-powered, hard-hitting partner Larry Richard Doyleand the scrupulous, devoutly Christian novice Bob John Ellington. Bob sees no calling higher than that of serving Jesus and is more interested in rger customers than in selling them lube.


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reuff By Anthony Ramirez C rated it liked it Jul 15, Jun 24, Dan rated it really liked it Shelves: By Deanna Isaacs By Atticus Bikos Bob, with whom he shares the room alone at first, is an innocent–a newly married man who, we discover, is more than a little driven hospitalkty his Christian beliefs. 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.

I think it had been about two weeks since I saw my last salesman play when I caught Victory Gardens Theater’s production of Roger Rueff’s Hospitality Suite, a salesman play that differs from the classics in the genre in one major respect–it’s boring. Phil is ruecf recently divorced, laconic fellow in his late 40s who shows few signs hospitaliyy the bluster and outward aggressiveness of a career salesman.

Man A new play by Roger Rueff.

And for the better part of Act I we are subjected to casually entertaining expository banter.

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