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AT HOTEL MACGUFFIN

BY M SLOTH LEVINE

2021 PARITY COMMISSION WINNER

Sound Designed by Emma Lea Hasselbach

Sometime in the middle of the 20th century, a thriller named At Hotel MacGuffin was not released to cinemas. This play, which does exist, is an adaptation of that movie, which does not exist. Miss Olivia Blonde, a mysterious transsexual, checks in to the Hotel MacGuffin. She flees her apartment, plagued by a cockroach infestation, only to find the hotel itself is infested- with spies. Alongside a precocious heirex, dashingly incompetent concierge, and brassy lounge singer, Miss Blonde is swept up into a very queer case of missing persons, missing jewels, and missing the point. Drag, melodrama, noir, and cabaret combine into the feeling that you’ve been here before, you’ll be here again, and you’ll still be looking for that last piece. An instant classic from a time that didn’t happen, you never loved the original and can now enjoy all the nostalgia you don’t remember in an evening you’ll never forget.

 
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