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TFN Video Blog - Sarah: Adam Rapp/The Amoralists' "HotelMotel" and That Darn Boyfriend

TFN Video Blog - Sarah: Adam Rapp/The Amoralists' "HotelMotel" and That Darn Boyfriend

Hi, my name is Sarah Shankman with Theater Fanatic and I have a theater story for you.  Recently, I saw The Metal Children by Adam Rapp and I loved it.  It was amazing, so I started following all the news about Adam Rapp and his plays, and I found out that there was a new one coming out and it was being done with The Amoralists and it was called HotelMotel and it was a site specific play, and it was two one-acts.  And I immediately went online and found out that there was a ticket that night available, so I just bought it and went and I was so excited.  And I show up at the theater, which is actually in a hotel, and you walk into the hotel and you give them your ticket and there's like twenty, twenty- five seats max, and you're actually in a hotel room with a bed, and a nightstand, and a wardrobe, and you're actually in the action and it's really exciting 'cause it's like, this is going to be intimate, and cool and, "what's going to happen?"  So the show starts and I'm just ready to see what happens, and these people come in and they're talking about - they want their marriage to be working out, and a therapist comes out and I'm like, "Okay, I can get on board with this," then things start to get, you know, a little sexy and I'm in the front row, mind you.  And about 15 minutes into the show my ex boyfriend walks onstage and drops his pants right in front of me.  Yup, it's really good.  And then he proceeds to get into the bed and make this girl orgasm.  Yeah.  So he definitely saw me.  Yeah.  So the rest of the show I couldn't leave.  So lesson of the story, always check the playbill and who's in the cast, because, that was awful.  But - so, intermission came and I ran to the bathroom, and you know, had to change my shirt because I was sweating so much.  And drank a bunch of water.  I couldn't leave because that would be super embarrassing, and the other show, the show after, was the Adam Rapp show, and I really wanted to see that one. And it was incredible!  The lead girl was so amazing.  She was creepy and scary and, like, you never knew what she was going to do next.  And the lead guy was just ? you were on the edge of your seat the whole time and they totally transformed the room, too. It was incredible.  I mean, you walked back in and you had no idea you were in the same hotel room.  It went from like a shabby/chic hotel room to this run down motel that you were, like, scared to sit in your seat.  But live theater, man.  You never know what's going to happen.  Thank you so much for watching me, Sarah Shankman, on Theater Fanatic Network.