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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And for the better part of Act I we are subjected to casually entertaining expository banter.
Hospitality Suite (Reading Copy) | Roger Rueff
Tuesday through Friday, 6 and 9: 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. Late that night, hosoitality 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.
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.
Saiparn Chanidapa marked it as to-read Nov 28, Want to Read saving…. 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.
As the evening unfolds, unspoken differences between them become lines in the sand.
Saturday and 3 p. 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.
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The first act and then some is largely exposition, setting out each character’s history and beliefs. While plays like Death of a Salesman and The Rainmaker use a heightened reality to explore issues of faith and hope in a wicked capitalist society, Rueff’s play addresses similar issues by using a lowered reality–a world in which average characters are presented in unremarkable situations, a world in which art does not imitate life so much as it imitates wallpaper.
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`HOSPITALITY SUITE` AT PENTHOUSE LEVEL – Chicago Tribune
Phil and Larry tell him he’s just another salesman–God is the product he’s hawking. The 30 pieces—plus five online-only exclusives—selected for this year’s issue.
That being said it is a perfect exploration of the parallels between business and Christianity as practiced in America.
The target of Rueff’s play is the American Way of business. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
`HOSPITALITY SUITE` AT PENTHOUSE LEVEL
The venture never manifests and, unfortunately for the audience, neither does much of a play. 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. The Chicago company is looking for a way hospirality survive in a changing world.
Manic Mondays Frances Cocktail Lounge. Books by Roger Rueff. He is fresh out of school, recently married, affable, goger, and religious.
There are some good lines in the play and some clever dialogue. Refresh and try again. Larry sees man’s role on earth in terms of functions and can’t see any functions more important than buying and selling.