Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hotel Morocco by Aaron Black, Echo Productions at the Blue Theatre, January 22, 24, 26, 30

Aaron Black's Hotel Morocco has lots of ambience and some tough, snarling dialogue. Talk about atmosphere -- he has taken the 50s noir setting of a New York fleabag hotel, populated it with dumbasses, women looking for bad sex, gangsters, a demented ancient resident and one would-be writer on his way down. The writer, carrying the Everyman label of Adam, lost his previous job in a better hotel and is in deep, limp depression over his father's death. To cap it all, he has writer's block.

Black ladles it out. These people are are all corporality, crassness, crime and copulation. The actors, several of whom were with Black in City's Hamlet, have a good time with this nasty dialogue and they deliver it well.

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