A fictionalized account of Tennessee Williams’ relationship with his lover, Frank Merlo, SAD HOTEL takes place in the early years of Williams’ long and painful decline and begins as his relationship with Frank is crumbling under the pressures of fame, failure, madness, and addiction. The introduction of Pedro, a young Cuban, serves as the catalyst for a bitter, recriminatory break-up. Only Frank’s subsequent illness and approaching death offer a chance for a painful rapprochement and, for both men, a fragile peace.
Rosalind Jacobs, WMNR Fine Arts Radio
Irene Backalenick, Westport News