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King University News :: King Theatre Hosts "Hospitality Suite" by Roger Rueff November 13-15


BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 5, 2014 – The King University Fine Arts Building in Bristol, Tenn., will be the site of the Fall Play “Hospitality Suite” by King University’s Theatre Department. The audience will enjoy a story revolved around religion, character, and honesty directed by King senior Wayne Thomas.

The play will serve as Thomas’ senior capstone project. “Hospitality Suite is a play that examines themes of religion in relation to one’s social endeavors and professional duties,” says Thomas. “I am excited and honored to work with such a talented cast and crew.”

The play takes place in a small room in Wichita, Kan., three men who work for an industrial lubricants firm prepare to host a convention hospitality suite. Phil is an aging account manager who has begun to question his purpose in life and work. Larry is his longtime partner, a savvy and quick-witted salesman with a penchant for rough language and absolute contempt for dishonesty. Bob is a recent hire from the company research center, on hand to represent technical expertise -- an earnest young man defined, in part, by devotion to his religion. Their sights this night are set on the head of a large manufacturing firm whose favor could save their ailing company. As the evening unfolds, unspoken differences between them become lines in the sand. When a case of mistaken identity puts the entire affair in the hands of the devout, young researcher, a philosophical battle ensues that lays bare their hearts and leaves no soul unscathed.

Scenic design for the play is by junior Richard Curtis. Costume design is by senior Natasha Trombly. Properties design is by sophomores Katelyn Morrell and Mickeala Fergason. The production stage manager is junior Robin Dotson. Lighting design is sophomore Jessica King and master electrician is sophomore Brooke Addington. Sound Designer is senior Zach Ostrander. The cast for the play will include senior Trung Phan, senior Bob Dotson, and junior Kailan McKinney.

The play contains mature themes and language.

Tickets can be purchased the evening of the play at the door. General admission cost is $5 per person and free to King faculty, staff, and student with a King University issued ID. For additional information, contact Elizabeth Lee Dollar at 423.652.4839.

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