Written By Marisol Medina
Directed By Carlos Lacámara
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L’HÔTEL is a dark comedy about what happens when a religiously conservative and traditional Cuban-born mother and her progressively modern American daughter go on a bonding trip to Paris and get trapped in a luxury hotel room with a helpful and handsome Algerian-Parisian bell boy as terrorists attack the city. Soon, the women’s fluctuating morals, misleading prejudices, violent need to survive, and closely guarded secrets come to light. The play takes place in one room, one day, with three actors and three languages.

Marisol is a first-generation Cuban-American playwright and nonfiction writer with stories centered on identity and the destructive nature of societal and familial norms. She started her career acting in theater in Houston and Seattle before moving to LA where she started writing and performing comedy (Groundlings, UCB, Comedy Store, Los Angeles Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest). After having a child, Marisol left acting and found her way back to theater through her true artistic love: writing. Marisol was a finalist in Fulton Theatre’s Stories of Diversity Playwriting Festival 2021, semi-finalist for 2021 Princess Grace Awards in Playwriting/Fellowship at New Dramatists, semi-finalist for 21st Century Voices at American Stage, finalist for Athena Project’s 2020 Plays in Progress Series, finalist for 2019 LAB Local Theater and semi-finalist for their 2022 LAB, and in 2019 a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwright Conference.

Carlos was a child when his family fled Cuba. His visit to the island many years later inspired him to write a trilogy of plays, Becoming Cuban, Havana Bourgeois, and Exiles. His trilogy, along with his other plays, Nowhere on The Border and Cuba Libre have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Portland. As an actor, Carlos has worked in over one hundred television shows, including recent appearances in Barry, The Shrink Next Door, The Good Doctor and The Garcias. He also wrote a novel, Eliza and the Alchemist, which is available on Amazon. Buy it. It’s good.


Eileen: Cheryl Umaña
Mom: Bertila Damas
Bell Boy/Salim: Naaj Harabi
Stage Directions: Amy Tolsky*

*Road Company Member