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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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Rueff, a former chemical engineer at the Amoco Research Center in Naperville, sets his drama in a convention hospitality suite perfectly designed in generic hotel style hospitaltiy Bill Bartlettwhere three employees of rudff lubricant company are gathered to entertain customers for their firm.

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. Paperback72 pages.

More by Adam Langer. Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup.

By then, the party’s over Art Koustik has a hilarious cameo as the last drunken man to leave the decimated roomdisappointment sets in and some hospitalityy the play’s more penetrating issues begin to be addressed. That’s my next gig!


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

That being said it is a perfect exploration of the parallels between business and Christianity as practiced in America. Man A new play ruef Roger Rueff.

As the evening unfolds, unspoken differences between them become lines in the sand. Beatrice marked it as to-read Jun 06, And the prudish Bob, who doesn’t dare look at any woman besides his wife, lacks the cojones to be a good salesman.

By Anthony Ramirez Larry had even left the room to search for him earlier in the night but was unable to hunt him down.

Hospitality Suite | Roger Rueff

A new play by Roger Rueff. The comedy turns sober, taking on an emphatic humanism and even a spirituality for which the seeds have been so carefully rofer by Rueff that the radical mood change never becomes mawkish nor betrays the tone or tenor of the piece.

Bob is a lab engineer for the company. But it’s the play and the performances that keep us watching. Retrieved from ” https: Samuel marked it as to-read Feb 03, Trivia About Hospitality Suite.

In a Holiday Inn suite high above Wichita, Kan. If Kevin Spacey puts you off the film, definitely worth reading the play. As played by Took, his manner is decidedly reserved, intelligent and understated.

Dharin added it Mar 14, The venture never manifests and, unfortunately for the audience, neither does much of a play. 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.


Hospitality Suite (Reading Copy) | Roger Rueff

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 Open Preview See a Problem? Masterson, a native of Houston, [ Advertise About Tips Contact Us. Alberto Giusta marked it as to-read Jun 29, Dennis Zacek Phil gives us a believable sense of weariness and maturity hospitlaity doesn’t convey the sense that he was ever the deal-making, glad-handing guy the script suggests he was.

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. Rueff, as ”Hospitality Suite” demonstrates, may be relatively new to the theater, but already he has a most hospitqlity attribute for a playwright:


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