The Hostage

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 to Sunday, March 15, 2015
The Hostage
The Hostage
Performance Showtimes: 
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 - 7:30pm
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 - 2:00pm
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 - 7:30pm
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 - 7:30pm
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 - 2:00pm

Written By: Brendan Behan
Directed by: Tina Polzin (Professional Director Training Program)


Directed by third-year MFA directing candidate Tina Polzin, Brendan Behan’s The Hostage masks topical politics and serious discourse with slapstick, satire, and musical numbers. It’s 1959 and Leslie Williams, a British soldier, is being held as a hostage in a Dublin whorehouse in exchange for an IRA man who is to be hanged in Belfast. This delightful, joyous, heart-wrenching play reminds us to look at the people before us—and to choose humanity over religion and politics.

A post-show talk will be held on Thursday, March 12.


Creative Team: 
Tina Polzin Director
Jared Roberts Scenic Design
Melinda Hare Costume Design
John Bernard Lighting Design
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