• This three-act play is about the lives of a motley group of characters whose lives are about to be altered by the upcoming destruction of a dilapidated hotel in which they reside.
• The Hotel Baltimore was built during the heyday of the railroads in the late nineteenth century, and its interior reflects the Art Deco interior design of that period; the hotel's gleaming persona has diminished, along with the waning of the railroad as a means of mass transportation.
• The lighted sign outside has lost its "e," so that it reads "Hot L Baltimore."
• As the play opens, it is 7 o'clock in the morning on Memorial Day; Paul Granger III sleeps in one of the lounge chairs, Bill mans the check-in desk and switchboard, and Girl sometimes sits with Bill during his night shift, when she is between calls.
• Bill begins to make wake-up calls to residents...
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