About the Book
After Lester finds his wife in the arms of another man, he checks into This Hotel–where a shape-shifting bellhop escorts him on a whirlwind tour of long corridors and provocative rooms inhabited by the tenants of Lester’s subconscious. With a cast of slinky and colourful characters, This Hotel is hilarious, clever, and sexy–a moving journey to the centre of everyman.
News & Reviews
“This Hotel is a hall of theatrical mirrors reflecting paranoia, intrigue, romance and just plain lust.” —Globe & Mail
“Witty, tart, it takes you on a giddy ride before dropping you into a final tableau that will leave you discussing its meaning long after the curtain has fallen.” —Toronto Star
About the Author
Alex Poch-Goldin is an acclaimed playwright and actor whose work has been produced internationally. His plays include Anybody and Nobody, The Bad Luck Bank Robbers, Cringeworthy, Internazionale, Jim and Shorty, The Life of Jude, The Right Road to Pontypool, This Hotel, Yahrzeit, and This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, adapted from the work of Tadeusz Borowski. Cringeworthy and This Hotel were both nominated for the prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and the French version of This Hotel (L’Hotel) won the 2005 CBC/Le Droit prize for best production in Ottawa. His play Yahrzeit won the Toronto Jewish Playwriting Award and will receive its world premiere in Germany prior to touring Europe. Alex was commissioned by CBC Radio to write The Death of Simon Pinchuk, which was recorded and broadcast nationally. He has also developed an orginal television series, Rosedale, in addition to adapting his play Jim and Shorty for broadcast on Bravo Television. Alex has recently completed his first feature film script, Jacob’s Dream. He lives in Toronto.