Based on the true story, few people have ever heard, HOSTAGE reveals a very personal side of this historical event and a surprising connection that arises between two disparate cultures. Performances continue on Saturdays at 8:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm through July 22nd.
The U.S. State Department seemed helpless, so a mother from Wisconsin went rogue and traveled to Tehran to gain the release of her son, a young Marine held captive, along with 51 other Americans, by student revolutionists at the American Embassy.
"In our increasingly polarized society, perhaps there is inspiration to be gathered from the idealism of an ordinary person,” says playwright Michelle Kholos Brooks. “A mother, having the courage to stand outside of politics for the love of her son.”
Directed by Elina de Santos, the cast includes Vaneh Assadourian (Tehran Mary), Jack Clinton (Kenny), Zachary Grant (Kevin), Christopher Hoffman (Richard), Tracie Lockwood (Barbara), and Satiar Pourvasei (Ebrahim).
During the run of HOSTAGE, Skylight continues their popular series, “Beyond Conversation.” These weekly, post Sunday matinee discussion panels allow audiences to gain deeper insights into the contemporary themes of the play. Barbara
Timm, the mother who traveled to Tehran during the crisis, will be a guest speaker after the performance on Saturday, July 14th. A full list of guest speakers, dates, and topics will be posted on Skylight's website: http://skylighttheatre.org/beyond/hostage-beyond-conversation-series/
HOSTAGE runs on Saturdays at 8:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm through July 22, 2018. Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave, LA, 90027. Tickets are $15 - $39.99. Reservations: 213-761-7061 or 866-811-4111. Online at http://SkylightTix.com