There is business in the air at Citadel Theatre as, on February 7th, acclaimed Chicago playwright Roger Rueff’s Hospitality Suite opens. The play, a comedic drama, finds three representatives of a Midwestern industrial lubrication company at a Wichita Holiday Inn, fishing for the big sale that will save their company.
Larry, the lead salesman (or seducer as he calls himself) is teaming up with marketing partner Phil and a young engineer named Bob (brought along to represent the company’s brains for research) to set the net that will land them “El Kahuna Grande” – the CEO that will fall for their trap by offering them a lucrative contract. As they get ready for the party on the 26th floor of the Wichita hotel, the three of them start in on a conversation of life, love, honesty, integrity, and religion (and lubrication) that stirs their passions and boils over as they veer dangerously off course.
Directed by Cody Estle
Produced by Franklin Ettinger
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
Wednesday Matinee at 11 am on February 19