|Theatre Arts presents "Two Rooms"|
Americans are willing to die for and have died for freedom, but what happens when that freedom is taken away? What will we do to try and get it back? The play "Two Rooms," written by Lee Blessing, deals with these issues. The play involves the abduction of an American professor teaching at the American University in Beirut, and the story of his wife’s struggle to get him back.
"Two Rooms" is the theatre department’s student show this season. It will take place in Burtness’ Lab Theatre, an intimate space for an intimate show. Audience members will embark on an emotional roller-coaster of pain and hope that will keep them riveted in their seats.
"Two Rooms" is based on actual events. The time period between 1982 and 1991 has become known as the Lebanon Hostage Crisis in the United States. There were 96 hostages taken and tortured throughout those nine years, and ten of them died while in captivity. The character of Michael is a combination of the experiences of several of these hostages, and the play deals with real events, such as the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 where 39 people were held hostage on an airplane for 2 weeks.
Join Lainie as she navigates the line between keeping quiet and learning to speak out. Which one will bring her husband home? The answer to this question will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Performances of "Two Rooms" at the Burtness Lab Theatre on the UND campus are Nov. 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21. Each performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students with a valid student I.D. Groups of ten or more people receive a $2 discount. Reserved parking will be available. For ticket information and reservations call the Box Office at 777-2587.
-- Alyssa Thompson, Publicity Assistant , Theatre Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org, 320-221-0588