Play explores cultural bias and human nature

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 September, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 September, 1995, 12:00am

A DRAMA which explores human nature through the story of hostages in captivity will be staged at the Fringe Club's Nestle Dairy Farm Theatre from 8 pm to 9.30 pm between September 12 and 16.

The play is about an American doctor and an Irish journalist who are being held captive by terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon.

They are later joined by an English academic. The three display their national biases and prejudices, which are intensified in the cramped confines of their cell. As time passes, resentments and recriminations give way to an acknowledgement of their characters, strengths and weaknesses.

Each comes to know himself through listening to the stories, sorrows and joys of the others.

The drama is disturbing yet full of humour and human understanding.

Tickets cost $90 (members, students and senior citizens) and $120 (non-members). For more information, call Sue Humphreys on 2877 4007.