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Subject: Three Hotels
Beowulf Alley Theatre
By Jon Robin Baitz
Beowulf Alley Theatre Company presents Three Hotels by Jon Robin Baitz at Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S 6th Ave in downtown Tucson, January 4th through the 20th, Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM and Sunday at 2:30PM. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, teachers and military personnel. Students are $8.
This taut, emotionally-charged work, which Time magazine lauded as one of the “best plays of 1994,” is a series of moving monologues set in three hotels– in Morocco, the Caribbean and Mexico. Playwright Jon Robin Baitz (Other Desert Cities) weaves a tapestry of corporate misdeeds, personal tragedy, and marital discord between Hoyle, a former idealist now selling defective baby formula in the Third World, and his wife Barbara.
“In a hotel room, nothing sticks.” Says Kenneth Hoyle the central figure of Jon Robin Baitz’s play. "Three Hotels" is an honest play about an articulate, privileged man who takes the fall for the carnage and corruption of the 20th century. Ken Hoyle (ne Hershkovitz) has buried his past in pursuit of a success about to go up in flames. A former Peace Corps volunteer and the child of leftist Russian Jews, he now works for an American company that sells "the Albert Speer of baby formulas" to third-world countries and is so notorious it once co-starred on "60 Minutes" with Union Carbide and the Dalkon Shield.
What makes Mr. Baitz an exciting writer is not so much his indictment of the cynicism and racism that can attend the expedient pursuit of capital and power but the humanity, lacerating wit and theatricality with which he levels his charge. The man and woman at the center of this play are witheringly smart. They often know the case against themselves better than their antagonists do and can make it with sharper humor. Nor have they entirely lost touch with the tender instincts they have sold out: Ken can evoke the Baltimore Jewish Home for the Aged where his mother languishes as vividly as he can the corporate headquarters where "a kind of manufactured thuggishness" is the daily bread. Barbara, his intrepid wife, vividly remembers the promise and innocence of their marriage and the sultry, gritty and wet infidelity she had when the marriage crumbled. Shaken by a profound personal tragedy, Barbara must deliver a speech called “Be Careful” to the wives of other executives tested by overseas assignments.
Here Hotels features Roberto Guajardo as Kenneth Hoyle and Susan Arnold as Barbara Hoyle in association with Actor’s Equity America. Michael Fenlason directs.
This production is sponsored by Ruth Baron.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION
SHOWS: January 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, and 20th.
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM. Sundays at 2:30PM
$20 General, $18 for Senior,Military and Teacher and $8 Student,
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION: January 5th , 7:30pm
Reception at 9:00PM
SPONSORS: Ruth Baron and The Arizona Commission on the Arts the Arts
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Tucson AZ 85701 (520) 882-0555
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