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  Hostage at Skylight Theatre


Skylight Theatre
1816 1/2 N. Vermont Los Angeles

Based on true events. During the Iran hostage crisis and without permission from the US government, a mother travels from Wisconsin to Tehran in hopes of reuniting with her son, a marine held in captivity. Hostage imagines what happened in that room when mother and son were briefly reunited, and the consequences that the mother faced upon returning to the U.S. Suddenly, she became a suspect in her own country. Hostage is a play about patriotism, the political vs. the personal and the ferocity of a mother’s love.

Thru - Jul 22, 2018

Saturdays: 8:30pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Price: $15-$41

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 213-761-7061

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Broadway World - Highly Recommended

"...Director Elina de Santos smoothly guides her talented cast as all characters seamlessly overlap in conversation, even though the characters exist half a world apart - Oak Creek and an American embassy in Tehran."
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Gil Kaan

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...A Wisconsin mother visits her captive son at the height of the Iran Hostage Crisis in Michelle Kholos Brooks’ compelling, eye-opening, fact-based World Premiere drama Hostage, the latest from Skylight Theatre Company."
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Steven Stanley

Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...The play's impact is immeasurably heightened by the skillful direction of Elina de Santos, who smoothly stages the intricate scenario, establishing a driving pace that never falters and eliciting sterling performances from the cast."
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Iris Mann

Hollywood Revealed - Highly Recommended

"...Currently, Tracie is on stage at the Skylight Theatre in a new play called Hostage by Michelle Kholos Brooks. One of the most compelling, heart rendering productions currently showing in L.A., Hostage is based on a little known but true story the story took place during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. A rogue mother from Wisconsin travels to Iran to save her son who has been taken prisoner by the Iranian revolutionaries. It is a highly personal take on the incident and uncovers an unexpected connection between two disparate cultures. At a time when the U.S. State Department was unable to help the hostages during the 444 day stand off, the human spirit proved bigger than politics."
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Peter Foldy

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