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Dream and reality dominate Humer's 'Hotel Savoy'

Misani | 8/24/2011, 3:55 p.m.

These "employees," who have their own stories and relationships to the building, will act as "intermediaries" and "gate-keepers." They know all the secrets of the building and will guide you and the other members of the audience through their world, all the time spinning a personalized story just for you.

What will you find out about yourself on your guided tour of the "Hotel Savoy"? In some ways, for many of the have-nots, the world is one monumental Hotel Savoy, where the lack and uncertainty of today's ongoing recession lurks in every corner of their minds, torturing their every waking moment. As the guest at "Hotel Savoy" what will your interactions with this group of gatekeepers reveal about you? What will it teach you?

It has been said that Huber's "Hotel Savoy" "transforms and evolves with each guest who enters the rarely visited Goethe-Institut New York at 1014 5th Avenue." On your solo odyssey through those doors, there's only one person who will learn something new about yourself, that will perhaps strengthen your growth and development as a human being. That person is you.

And with the close of the curtains, Mr. Dominic Huber is awarded the Casting Pearls Award for his unique, innovative perspective of partnering with the Goethe-Institut and presenting Joseph Roth's acclaimed literary work as a living testimonial of the commonality of humanity in our shared existence in this world. In addition, we applaud him for making us venture into the Goethe-Institut and other such NYC buildings that we pass and wonder about, but never enter.

Your unique personal journey through the "Hotel Savoy" will last approximately 60 minutes. The performance schedule for "Hotel Savoy is Wednesday to Sunday, 5:30 to 9:45 p.m, Timed-entry tickets are available for the following intervals: 5:30, 5:45, 6, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:15, 8, 8:15, 8:30, 8:45, 9, 9:15, 9:30 and 9:45.

All performances will take place at the uptown site of the Goethe-Institut, 1014 5th Avenue, in NYC. Tickets are $25, $15 (students/seniors) and $11 (with the PS122 Passport--limited availability!) and are available at www.ps122.org, (212) 352-3101 and at the box office.

The "Casting Pearls" series pays tribute to the brilliant professional talent of stage and screen.