Friday Mar 31, 2017 - Sunday Apr 16, 2017


by: Paula Cizmar, Velina Hasu Houston, Jennifer Maisel, Nahal Navidar, Julie Oni, Janine Salinas Schoenberg & Laurie Woolery
directed by: Jon Lawrence Rivera

An immersive, site-specific experience. Enter each room at your own risk.

The class of 1992 ended bitterly, marked by the civil unrest of the
Rodney King trial. Today they are gathered together for their 25th
High School Reunion.

The audience goes room to room as they listen to those attending
the reunion pondering what might have been, what could have been
and what they hope to get out of this reunion.

In the end all the characters intersect poolside as they make their
way to the ballroom where confrontations spark and truths are revealed.

All audience members will be asked to sign a waiver.

The Hotel Play is a live theatrical experience that includes walking from room to room at a hotel. Audience members should be able to navigate stairs.

Go to and make
a reservation at McKay’s. Mention

PARKING: $12 in USC Lot 2, next to the hotel. Or street parking.

Recommended for 16 years old and over.

  • "BEAUTIFUL AND POWERFUL... The Hotel Play is meant to touch on sensitive topics which took place 25 years ago in South Central Los Angeles, primarily the Rodney King riots and how they affected the local community. Through the different ages of cast members in the play, the audience gets to witness the advancements made in race, gender and sexuality based issues through the contrast of the old students to their parents and grandparents." Annenberg Media
  • "... an enjoyable evening of immersive theater in a real setting." Liberty Voice
  • starring: Brenda Banda, Moises Castro, Angel Star Felix, Durant Fowler, Melissa Greenspan, Stevie Johnson, Tamika Katon-Donegal, Natasha Liu, Mariana Marroquin, Joanie Marx, Keyla Monterroso Mejia, Ryan Moriarty, Elmira Rahim, Dorothy Sinclair and Cary Thompson
  • Producer: Patricia Garza
  • associate producer: Ian-Julian Williams
  • associate directors: Barbara Kallir, McKerrin Kelly, Darrell Kunitomi, Giovanni Ortega
  • Scenic Designer: Christopher Scott Murillo
  • Lighting Designer: R. Christopher Stokes
  • Costume Designer: Mylette Nora
  • Projection Designer: Nick Santiago
  • Sound Designer: Howard Ho
  • Casting Director: Raul Clayton Staggs
  • Stage Manager: Christina Bryan

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