by Lee Blessing - Time Magazine's "Best Play of the Year" (1988)
The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, brings you TWO ROOMS by Lee Blessing, the story of an American kidnapping by terrorists in Beirut which sets off a brutal tug of war between the US Government and the Media - and a wife caught in the middle.
After an American teacher is held hostage in a windowless cubicle in the Middle East, his wife, Lainie, finds herself (and the US Government) powerless to do anything about it. In order to symbolically share his ordeal, she strips a room in their home bare and holds a vigil for him until she can garner enough media attention to strong-arm the State Department into action. As Michael’s life hangs precariously in the balance, Lainie must deal with a story-hungry reporter and an emotionally detached bureaucrat while hoping to find a way to reconnect with her husband.
Named "Best Play of the Year" by Time Magazine in 1988, TWO ROOMS is a revealing portrait of solitude and devotion reverberating with everyday headlines - a love story interrupted by the things we most try to ignore.
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TWO ROOMS runs February 21 - March 9, 2014
Wed-Sat @ 9pm, Sat-Sun @ 4pm
Running Time: 95 minutes, no intermission
This play runs in rotating repertory with DYING CITY, Pulitzer Prize Finalist by Christopher Shinn. (Tickets: http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=dyi822)
The Seeing Place @ ATA's Sargent Theater
314 West 54th St. 4th Floor. NYC
Directed by Brandon Walker*
Starring Alexandra Hellquist, Justin Hoch, Logan Keeler, and Lila Smith*. (* = member, AEA)
WHO IS THE SEEING PLACE?
The Seeing Place is an actor-driven company which, by placing a keen focus on behavioral storytelling, has become well-known for intense and intimate, ensemble work. Productions are rehearsed in a structured, organic manner, involving heavy script analysis and improvisation. Emphasis is placed on elements of acting craft, allowing actors the freedom to discover the story with the audience on a nightly basis. There is very little action that is "blocked" or staged, and many audience members have commented that they feel like a fly-on-the-wall observer of a real event.
Wed-Sat @ 9PM, Sat-Sun @ 4PM:
Address: 314 W. 54th St.
New York, ny 10019
Cost:SPECIAL PRICE: TICKETS ONLY $12
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