Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company Reading: Hotel Volkswagen by Jon Gnarr
Palme and his son, Little Ziggy, run into car trouble while they are traveling, but luckily there is not only accommodation at the nearby Hotel Volkswagen, but also the front desk manager is a mechanic. While waiting for repairs, the travelers get to know their fellow guests, which include a gender-bending couple who cannot have children and a nostalgic former Nazi. Together, they discover that everyone has a questionable past, and it isn't so easy to leave the Hotel Volkswagen once one has checked in.
This absurdist play by Icelandic writer, comedian and actor and former Mayor of Reykjavik Jón Gnarr with shades of an Ionesco influence was premiered in Iceland in 2012. The work is receiving the Texas premier in this staged reading at Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company.
The reading is directed by Mildred's artistic director Jennifer Decker and features James Belcher, Ron Reeder, Courtney Lomelo, John Dunn, Rod Todd and Jon Harvey.