Synopses & Reviews
An Englishman, an Irishman and an American are locked up together in a cell in the Middle East. As victims of political action, powerless to initiate change, what can they do? How do they live and survive?
Frank McGuinness's new play, introduced by Brian Keenan, explores the daily crisis endured by hostages whose strength comes from communication, both subtle and mundane, from humor, wit and faith.
About the Author
,born on July 29, 1953, in Buncrana, Donegal, Ireland. He lectures at University College, Dublin. His first major success as a playwright was the 1982 production of Factory Girls
. His first internationally acclaimed play is the 1985 Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme
. He is also the author of such celebrated plays as Innocence
, The Factory Girls
and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me.
His translations include Ibsen's Rosmersholm
, Peer Gynt
, Hedda Gabler
and A Doll's House
; Chekhov's Three Sisters
and Uncle Vanya
; Lorca's Yerma
; Brecht's The Threepenny Opera
and The Caucasian Chalk Circle
; and Sophocles' Electra
and Ostrovsky's The Storm