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 playwright Roger Rueff goes Mamet one better. Hannah Lund marked it as to-read Feb 21, The interaction between the characters is heartwarming and heartbreaking.

Hospitality Suite

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. Jun 24, Dan rated it really liked it Shelves: Luis Ochoa rated it really liked it Aug 24, Makayla marked it as to-read Dec 16, Emma rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Merrin Cavel marked it as to-read Apr 27, 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.

Beatrice marked it as to-read Jun 06, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Terrence Hewitt marked it as to-read Apr 04, If Kevin Spacey puts you off the film, definitely worth reading the play. Production manager Edward Lapine.

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By Atticus Bikos Bob, with auite he hspitality 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. Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe.

Bob sees no calling higher than that of serving Jesus and is more interested in converting customers than in selling them lube. Return to Book Page. There are some good lines in the play and some clever dialogue.

rieff Articles lacking sources from May All articles lacking sources. The divorcing Phil is now as ambivalent about sex as he is about sales. 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.

Hospitality Suite by Roger Rueff

Larry, chief ogler and misogynist, talks about the hard-on he gets from discussing the size of the lubricant account. 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 toger than a three-dimensional character.

He’s the perfect foil for Doyle’s apoplectic Larry, who, when he finally arrives, is the very image of a dedicated huckster–a man with dollar signs coursing through his veins, who thrives on crisis and the heat of battle.

Can old complaints be forgot? Ola rated it really liked it Nov 24, A fourth player, Tom Roland, as a soused-up, bleary-eyed tueff in the suite, makes a brief, totally hilarious appearance at the beginning of the second act.

David rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup. Alberto Giusta marked it as to-read Jun 29, By Anthony Ramirez Paperback72 pages.



Heidi Carls marked it as to-read May 28, The play turns in act two when Bob has a golden opportunity to pitch the potential client but winds up squandering his chance by preaching God’s word instead of the company’s.

The most successful and funniest part of the production is Bill Bartelt’s fabulous set, which brilliantly captures all the generic wall art, air-conditioning units, and light fixtures of a dull Holiday Inn. 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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But it’s only in Act II that it seriously starts to flow. Three guys in a room talking and it’s absolutely compelling. Much of it is overobviously written in a question-and-answer format: Ale Hamzic marked it as to-read Apr 29, As the evening unfolds, unspoken differences between them become lines in hospitaltiy sand.

Paula Flores added it Oct 29, Larry to push the sale, Phil to close it, and Bob to bartend and talk tech if necessary.