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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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.

Larry to push the sale, Phil to close it, and Bob to bartend and talk tech if necessary. Late that night, when the last of the partygoers has downed his last drink and left the room, Phil and Larry are desolate because Dick Fuller didn’t show. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Paula Flores added it Oct 29, Copyright Los Angeles Times. Rueff, as ”Hospitality Suite” demonstrates, may be relatively new to the theater, but already he has a most precious attribute for a playwright: The comedy turns sober, taking on an emphatic humanism and even a spirituality for which the seeds have been so carefully sown by Rueff that the radical mood change never becomes mawkish nor betrays the tone or tenor of the piece.

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Dwight Richard Odle is responsible for the persuasive hotel room hospitxlity and casual costumes, and Doc Ballard for the simple, realistic light scheme. That’s my next gig! Much of it is overobviously written in a question-and-answer format: But playwright Roger Rueff goes Mamet one better.


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Bob assaults Phil and Larry with questions that reveal their characters. Ola rated it really liked it Nov 24, LARRY is his longtime partner, a savvy and quick-witted salesman with a penchant for rough language and absolute contempt for dishonesty. Eleonora marked it as to-read Feb 03, shite Larry and Phil have a singular hope for the evening—to make the acquaintance of Dick Fuller — CEO of one of the largest manufacturing firms in the Midwest and, as such, a potential savior of their ailing company 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.

Timothy Hendrickson gives us the best possible rendition of Bob, the play’s least satisfying character, who seems to have been conceived as a suuite born-again rather than a three-dimensional character. He’s a lure, because Phil and Larry are looking to snag big fish.


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. Saturday and 3 p. 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 by his Christian beliefs.

Political plotting has become a national pastime in Britain. Linda Tiessen-Wiebe rated it really liked it Oct 18, A new play by Roger Rueff. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

In a Holiday Inn suite high above Wichita, Kan. As the three prepare the room and themselves to host the evening’s festivities, the conversation tacks into delicate issues not often discussed 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. That being said it is a perfect exploration of the parallels between business and Christianity as practiced in America.


And yet as Ellington portrays him, there is something almost refreshing about his comical and stodgy naivete. But the author is treading on perilously familiar ground. Emma rated it it was amazing Feb 09, 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. The confrontation between the three men hinges on their purpose for being at a convention and their differing motivations in conversation and business.

The target of Rueff’s play is the American Way of business.

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Hannah Lund marked it as to-read Feb 21, Lists with This Book. Bob is a lab engineer for the company.

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. Sign up hospitaloty our newsletters Subscribe. His scores make his case. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Phil and Larry tell him he’s just another salesman–God is the product he’s hawking. Views Read Edit View history. To ask other readers questions about Hospitality Suiteplease sign up. You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. Part rated it really liked it Jul 30,