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10.31.2014 | 89 days ago | Posted at 04:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Neil Haven’s Stuck is a really fun exploration of human connection. A quirky agoraphobic spends her time almost exclusively in an elevator as an elevator operator at a retro-themed hotel. She’s afraid to ever leave the elevator for longer than it might take to shower or use the bathroom. People enter her life and exit through the elevator. It’s a fun play that requires just the right cast ...
01.31.2012 | | Posted at 09:53 AM

Neil Haven’s Elevator Comedy with the Lake Country Play House

By Russ Bickerstaff
Of all of Neil Haven’s work, the hotel comedy Stuck is probably the most . . . mature, I guess. The comic playwright behind the ever-popular Who Killed Santa? develops a fun little premise as a retro hotel plays host to an agoraphobic elevator operator who never leave the elevator but to shower and use the women’s room.    Having seen a couple of different productions of the show, I don’...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

Theater Preview

When a script has the distinction of getting its playwright into an MFA program in Las Vegas, you know it’s good. For UW-Whitewater grad Neil Haven, Stuck is that script. The contemporary comedy about Ella, an agoraphobic elevator operator at a retro hotel, debuted locally with a UW-Whitewater production at the Tenth Street Theatre...
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008

Theater Preview

Playwright Neil Haven doesn't recall when or why he imagined an agoraphobic live-in elevator operator, but he does know why he wrote it down. There's an inherently dramatic dynamic to an offbeat character like that. That kind of character dynamic fits rather nicely in the center of a plot structure. The plot in question is that of Haven's new play Stuck, which opens Aug. 14th at the 10th Street Theatre. The play debuted last month on the campus at UW-Whitewater, where the production was developed . .