*** Recommended *** I love to find a seat in an airport or a busy hotel lobby and people watch. If I were a novelist or a playwright, that hotel/airport or hotel could be a goldmine. Think of all the juicy stories you could make up about those busy people! “Grand Hotel”, based on Vicki Baum’s 1929 novel and play, “Menschen im Hotel” (People in a Hotel), spends a weekend observing the guests in an opulent Berlin hotel. Kokandy Production’s “Grand Hotel” is opulent yet understated, and amazingly well adapted to Theater Wit’s space. 3 ½ Spotlights
Kokandy Productions’ “Grand Hotel” runs through May 27th at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Parking is available for a fee in Theater Wit’s lot behind the restaurant across the street. Valet parking is also available on weekends.
Running time is 1 hour, 50 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 pm; Sundays at 3:00 pm. There will be additional performances on Saturdays, May 19th and 26th at 3:00 pm. Tickets range from $35-$40. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.kokandyproductions.com.
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