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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Paula Flores added it Oct 29, Among the visitors they expect is a man whose business, if they can get it, could be their stairway to economic heaven.

Hospitality Suite

Bob is sent on a mission to find Dick Fuller at another party down the street and relay Larry and Phil’s desire to speak to him about lubricants. Luis Ssuite rated it really liked it Aug 24, BOB is a recent hire from te company research center, on hand to represent technical expertise–an earnest young man defined, in part, by devotion to his religion.

LARRY is his longtime partner, hispitality 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. Premier Logo Created with Sketch.

In the second act–when there’s much talk of life, death, and God–the conversation smacks less of intellectual discourse than of a list of meaningful topics.

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.

Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup. Switch to the mobile version of this page. 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.


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Hospitality Suite by Roger Rueff

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Zaza Alisa rated it really liked it May 22, Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day sulte Phil and 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. But a basically plotless play that hinges solely on the suits of its polemics better have some really interesting characters or something original to say, or audience members will start nodding off.

Larry is a foul-mouthed pepper pot who likes to talk about his pragmatic philosophy and women’s rear ends. This play, on which the movie was very faithfully based is also excellent. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Alberto Giusta marked it as to-read Jun 29, Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


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.

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When Hospitalify 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. And for the better part of Act I we are subjected to casually entertaining expository banter. A fourth player, Tom Roland, as a soused-up, bleary-eyed guest in the suite, makes a brief, totally hilarious appearance at the beginning of the second act.


By Reader staff If Kevin Spacey puts you off the film, definitely worth reading the play. But it’s only in Act II that it seriously starts to flow. Seuss’ The Grinch Fantastic Beasts: Phil and Larry tell him he’s just another salesman–God is the product he’s hawking.

Larry to push the sale, Phil to close it, and Bob to bartend and talk tech if necessary. 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. Teemu marked it as to-read Sep 02, PHIL is an aging account manager who ruueff begun to question his purpose in life and work.

Can old complaints be hoospitality Please fill out this field with valid email address. Ola rated it really liked it Nov 24, Heidi Carls marked it as to-read May 28, Dwight Richard Odle is responsible for the persuasive hotel room set and casual costumes, and Doc Ballard for the simple, suiet light scheme. Neither sympathetic nor compellingly unsympathetic, these indifferent characters evoke little but an indifferent reaction. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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I don’t care for the way they discuss their wives, but it seems true to their characters. Retrieved from ” https: No trivia or quizzes yet. Beatrice marked it as to-read Jun 06,