The Grand Hotel by Craig Pospisil

Shirley is new to the fabled Grand Hotel, where the unflappable concierge Mr. Hilbert caters to a very sophisticated and demanding clientele.  Shirley struggles to learn the hotel’s infinitely complicated reservation system, and even just to tell the guests apart.

Meet your Playwright:  

CRAIG POSPISIL is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker, and he is thrilled to be a part of the Road Theatre’s Summer Playwrights Festival for a sixth time.  He is the author of the plays Months on End, The Dunes,Life is Short, The Poles of Inaccessibility and Somewhere in Between.  His plays have been seen at Purple Rose Theatre, Detroit Rep, Barrington Stage, Bay Street, City Theatre (Miami), New World Stages, around the US, and in two dozen countries on six continents, and translated into seven languages.  Craig has written over 60 short plays, including It’s Not You(theAtrainplays, Vol. 1), There’s No Here Here (Best American Short Plays 2014-2015), Happenstance (Best Ten Minute Plays: 2015) and Dissonance(Best American Short Plays 2010-2011).  Craig, along with Arlene Hutton, Gretchen Cryer and others,  contributed to the play The Gorges Motel, which premiered at the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival.His short film January was recently on the festival circuit, and was an official selection at the Adirondack, Berkshire, Big Apple, Cayman Island, Nottingham and Roma Cinema international film festivals, among others.

Meet your Director: 

Brian Graves – Since joining the road this year, Brian has appeared in the Off Road production of Four Chambers and several Word readings. Brian has been an avid supporter of new playwrights since his time with the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center and is thrilled to be directing in his first Summer Playwright’s Festival here at The Road. You can catch Brian in the upcoming films, Good Grief and Spreading Darkness. For more info visit:



Hilbert – Tom Knickerbocker (AEA)

Shirley – Paris Perrault (AEA)

Madam – Amy Tolsky (AEA)

Bell Hop – Tim Wardell

Nash & Turing – Crash Buist & Travis Jones

Sunday, August 6th 8:00 pm

The Road on Lankershim

(5108 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601)


Ticketing Information:

No reservations or advance tickets.

Admission is a $15 suggested donation.

Or buy a festival pass for a $50 suggested donation!


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