The Swan Theater (formerly The Adobe Rose) Santa Fe, NM
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Hostage by Michelle Kohlos Brooks
Adobe Rose Theatre Productions is pleased to present "Hostage" a new play by Michelle Kholos Brooks. The time is 1979, the place Tehran, where 40 years ago this fall a group of Iranian college students took over the American Embassy and made hostages of the fifty-two US diplomats and citizens inside. Back in Wisconsin, Barbara Timm boarded a plane and flew to Tehran demanding to see the youngest hostage- her 21 year old son, Kevin. The play is a powerful tribute to the love and nerve of a mother who would not take no for an answer. A show that is all at once tender, funny, tumultuous and riveting - a captivating theatrical experience. From the playwright: "In our increasingly polarized society, perhaps there are lessons we can gather from the idealism of an everyday person, a mother, having the courage to stand outside politics out of love for her son" Michelle Kholos Brooks is a former journalist and producer for public radio programs. Hostage was a finalist for The Woodward/Newman Drama Award, The Fratti Newman Political Play Contest and a National New Play Network showcase finalist. Her play Hitler's Tasters won the Glaspell Award and was featured in this summer's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
*** Meet the real hostage Kevin Hermening, his Mom Barbara Timm and playwright Michelle Kholos Brooks at a talkback after the October 20 matinee!
Opening October 10-27th Thursday to Saturday 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm Tickets: General 25.00, Senior /Veteran 20.00, Student 15.00 The Swan Theatre(formerly the Adobe Rose) 1213b Parkway Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87507
The Swan Theater (formerly The Adobe Rose) (View)
1213 Parkway Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507