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 U.S. 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.
Thursday • October 10 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday • October 11 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • October 12 • 6:45 p.m. • PRE-SHOW PARTY WITH COMPLIMENTARY TREATS
Sunday • October 13 • 3 p.m.
Thursday • October 17 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday • October 18 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • October 19 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • October 20 • 3 p.m. • POST-SHOW TALK-BACK WITH THE REAL BARBARA TIMM!
Thursday • October 24 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday • October 25 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • October 26 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • October 27 • 3 p.m.
$25 General Admission
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