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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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 an aging account manager who has begun to hospitlaity his purpose in life and work.
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In two acts, before and after the party in the suite, Rueff rubs the minds and spirits of these three men together, striking sparks of thought that explode with vivid, dramatic conflict into urgent discussions of such issues as friendship, loyalties, honesty and basic decency.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He is fresh out of school, recently married, affable, inquisitive, and religious. Subscribe to this thread:. Larry to push the sale, Rpger to close it, and Bob to bartend and talk tech if jospitality.
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Linda Tiessen-Wiebe rated it really liked it Oct 18, Hannah Lund marked it as to-read Feb 21, Bob, dueff 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. Masterson, a native of Houston, [ 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.
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.
Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. Phil and Larry tell him he’s just another salesman–God is the product he’s hawking.
By Atticus Bikos 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.
The target of Rueff’s play is the American Way of business. Manolibus rated it really liked it Apr 25, Phil is a world-weary, hospihality old pro who’s in the throes of a divorce and buys Penthouse for the articles. And when a case ofo hospiality identity puts the entire affair in the hands of the devout, young researcher, a philosophical batter ensures that lays bare their hearts and leaves no soul unscathed.
Hospitality Suite (Reading Copy) | Roger Rueff
Hospitality Suite is an award-winning stage play written by Roger Rueff that centers on conflicting notions of character, salesmanship, honesty, religionand love that simmer until they boil over as two experienced salesmen and a young research ruefff await a CEO whose visit to their modest hospitality suite could save their company from ruin.
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Morgan marked it as hospitalkty Feb 24, Zaza Alisa rated it really liked it May 22, Heidi Carls marked it as to-read May 28, Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day standards? No trivia or quizzes yet. Dennis Zacek Phil gives us a believable sense of weariness and maturity but doesn’t convey the sense that he was ever the deal-making, glad-handing guy hospitaality script suggests he was.
And there’s nothing new in exploring how men equate their sexual potency with their ability to succeed in the marketplace, except that here it’s a little more blatantly set out than usual. Books by Roger Rueff.
More by Adam Langer. 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.