Rising Sun Performance Company To Present HOTEL SUITE, 10/11 - 11/03
Rising Sun Performance Company (Akia, Founding Artistic Director) announced today that it will present Hotel Suite, an immersive, site-specific 21-day theatrical event at Hostelling International (891 Amsterdam Avenue at 103rd Street) October 11th through November 3, 2012. Hotel Suite will feature the celebrated work of Sam Shepard, FOOL FOR LOVE, and the first Off-Off Broadway production of Tracy Letts' BUG, along with six brand new one-act plays, all set in a hotel room.
Room 128 at the popular Upper West Side hostel is the perfect location for these eight plays, all set in hotels and motels, to unfold after audience members step inside the hotel room where they will be seated among the action. Akia, Rising Sun Performance Company's Founding Artistic Director and Director of BUG, is thrilled to present these traditional plays in such an interactive environment. "Rising Sun Performance Company has planned Hotel Suite for years," she explained. "And, we are excited that this ambitious project is finally coming to life as well as honored to present the inaugural Off-Off Broadway run of Bug."
FOOL FOR LOVE is written by Sam Shepard, directed by Tim Butterfield and Assistant Director, Andreas Hager, and features Ryan Dusek, Larry Gutman, Christina Mullikin & Jonathan Ziese
Eddie tracks down his former flame, May, as she is staked out at a Mojave Desert motel. The push-pull of their attraction and uncommon past creates a volatile reunion.
FOOL FOR LOVE performance schedule is: Friday, October 12th at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 13th at 2:00 pm; Sunday, October 14th at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, October 17th at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 20th at 8:00 pm; Sunday, October 21st at 4:00 pm; Monday, October 22nd at 8:00 pm; Thursday, October 25th at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 27th at 5:00 pm; Sunday, October 28th at 1:00 pm; Friday, November 2nd at 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 3rd at 2:00 pm.
BUG is written by Tracy Letts, directed by Akia, and features Michael Aguirre, Amanda Berry, Carl Fengler, Sarah Norris & John Z. Corazón.
Lovelorn waitress Agnes and Gulf War vet Peter develop a surprising relationship in a dilapidated Oklahoma City motel room. The budding couple must face her abusive ex-husband causes problems as well as the psychological and physical effects of an insect infestation. The play won numerous awards, including the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, for the 2004production at Barrow Street Theatre.
BUG performance schedule is: Saturday, October 13th at 8:00 pm; Sunday, October 14th at 4:00 pm; Monday, October 15th at 8:00 pm; Thursday, October 18th at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 20th at 5:00 pm; Sunday, October 21st at 1:00 pm;Friday, October 26th at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 27th at 2:00 pm; Sunday, October 28th at 7:00 pm; Monday, October 29th at 8:00 pm; Wednesday, October 31st at 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 3rd at 8:00 pm.
ROOM 128 – Six Hotel-Themed One-Act Plays
ONE ROOM OVER is written by Alexandra Petri, directed by Sarah Norris, and features Samantha Cooper, Kelley Evans, Carl Fengler, & TBD.
A honeymooning couple spend more trying to figure out who the tragic duo next door is than celebrating their recent marriage.
GREENLIGHT is written by Angela C. Hall, directed by Tim Errickson, and features Amanda Berry & Haddon McKinney.
A lonely man looks for connection and fulfillment in the wrong girl.
TELL ME YOU LOVE ME is written by Mark Cornell, directed by Leal Vona, and features Elizabeth Burke & Michael Burns.
Hearing three little words would mean so much to Isabel, but will a night in a desolate Maine hotel during winter convince Tommy, her estranged husband, just how important they are.
THE BELLHOP is written by Emily Duncan, directed by Mia Y. Anderson, and features Michael Burns, Ashleigh Herndon. What's worse than a ghost in your hotel room? An overzealous bellhop according to this zany comedy.
JUST ANOTHER SLAP HAPPY SAPPY FACE is written by Linda L. Rand, directed by Jak Prince, and features Stephon Pettway & Samantha DeSimone.
In this twisted dramedy, a lonely woman celebrates her birthday in a motel with only one guest: a clown she's hired to make her day.
WELCOME TO THE HOTEL DONUT is written by Mark Hanf, directed by Derek W.S. Shore and features Samantha Cooper, Kelley Evans, Samantha DeSimone, & Ashleigh Herndon. Continental breakfast has never been this much fun in this over-the-top comedy where a box of doughnuts attempts to seduce a hotel guest.
Room 128 performance schedule is Thursday, October 11th at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 13th at 5:00 pm; Sunday, October 14th at 1:00 pm; Friday, October 19th at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 20th at 2:00 pm; Sunday, October 21st at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, October 24th at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 27th at 8:00 pm; Sunday, October 28th at 4:00 pm; Thursday, November 1st at 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 3rd at 5:00 pm.
Tickets to Hotel Suite range from $18 to $30 and may be purchased in advance at http://risingsunnyc.com/ or http://www.SmartTix.com or by calling 212-868-4444. Tickets, including a three-show pass for $49, go on sale September 12th. All performances are at Hostelling International (891 Amsterdam Avenue at 103rd Street; Subway: 1 to 103rd or B/C to 103rd).
Founded in September of 2001, RISING SUN PERFORAMNCE COMPANY (RSP) is an Off-Off Broadway theatre company dedicated to producing ensemble-based work. It is run by artists for artists to allow them to create their own opportunities instead of their opportunities creating them. RSP is the full time artistic home for a wide range of theatre artists, including actors, writers, directors, designers, singers, and dancers. 2012 marks the beginning of RSP's 11th producing season, culminating in 35 plus productions and events. This includes the development of twelve world debut plays, over 30 One Act Plays as part our annual series, the launch of an on-going musical cabaret series, free outdoor performances, children's theatre, immersive themed theatrical experiences and its trademark revivals, including sold out critically acclaimed hits: THE SHAPE OF THINGS, AN ADULT EVENING OF Shel Silverstein, HELCAB, and most recently THE LAST SUPPER.