Was there anything especially intriguing or challenging about a site-specific production? I was struck by the challenge of moving an audience from space to space and asking them to change rooms—there’s a small, 50-seat theater section of The Rendezvous, but there’s also a bar where action will take place. Most of the time, when people go to the theater, they sit down to watch something, so this requires a little more on their part.
As soon as she discovered that the rights for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet were up for grabs in the midst of a phone conversation with an agent, she “ran into the office and shouted, ‘I want to do this book!”
For many, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is simply a story about love enduring through the test of internment. However, for Book-It Repertory Theatre’s production, Carey Wong, scenic designer, found a more personal connection.
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