HTHIS is the incontinence hotline, can you hold please
You get into the elevator and hit the button to your floor, and just as the doors begin to close, somebody shouts, "Hold Please
!" You stop the doors and in walks your favorite media personality, whoever that may be--Bill O'Reilly, Lou Dobbs, Oprah Winfrey--you decide.
PUT your other transfer plans on hold please
, Mr O'Neill.
If you call up an office and the person on the line says: "Can you hold please
?" they'll put you on hold before letting you answer.
But when he or she says, "Hold please
," the caller knows the receptionist has more important things to do.
We have produced and commissioned over 50 plays, including critical and, in some cases, commercial hits: Crown Cork Cafeteria by William Wise, about factory workers; Heroes and Saints by Cherrie Moraga, about migrant farm workers; I Am a Man by OyamO, about the Memphis Sanitation Strike at which Martin Luther King was assassinated; Marty Pottenger's City Water Tunnel #3, about tunnel workers; The Seventh of October by Linda Faigao-Hall, about iron workers; and the upcoming New York premiere of Hold Please
by Annie Weisman, about clerical workers, opening Feb.
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Communications Windsor, Ont.
King Jessica Jillian Bach Grace Linda Gehringer Less than two months ago, Annie Weisman made her major-theater debut at the La Jolla Playhouse with her first full-length play, "Be Aggressive." The next work by this Southern California native in her late 20s, "Hold Please," is being staged up the road at South Coast Rep, which commissioned this work about two generations of secretes.
This problem is a bit more glaring in "Hold Please" than in "Be Aggressive," in part because "Hold" has more going on but with less shape.
The Internet customer never will have to call your shop and be brushed off by a stressed-out employee or hear, "Can you hold please
Weisman's other acclaimed work, Hold Please
, which also premiered in 2001, at South Coast Repertory, highlights the escalating jealousy among four women in a corporate office.
Theater reps at this year's Pacific Playwrights Festival, which concluded July 1, saw two new works: "Hold Please
" by Annie Weisman and "Getting Frankie Married and Afterwards" by Horton Foote.