The Houseguests by Harry Kondoleon will be performed at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 28 through 30, in Bartlett Theatre, Coxe Hall. Admission $5 for the general public; students may attend for free.
The Houseguests is a comedy by Harry Kondoleon that explores mutilation, malice, and despair. He is an experimental gay playwright who boldly mixes wit, cruelty, and spiritual speculations. The cast includes Tristan Tanner, a William Smith senior from Falmouth, Maine; Kelly Burke, a William Smith first-year from Thornton, Colo.; Jeremy Lynch, a Hobart senior from Lisle, N.Y.; and Peter G. Tierney, III, a Hobart junior from Keuka Park, N.Y.
“We are all God's houseguests,” reflects the world-weary Vera, while she and her husband John set out to torment their own houseguests to alleviate their own boredom. Malicious games lead to spouse swapping, and the couples part, agreeing to meet again in six months. When they reunite, they have all suffered horrible misfortunes–broken bones, deafness, mutilation, and blindness. Is this what it means to be God's “houseguests”?