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  • The Swan Theater 1213B Parkway Drive Santa Fe, NM, 87507 United States (map)
Hostage • The Swan Theater • International Shakespeare Center


Written by Michelle Kholos Brooks
Produced by Adobe Rose Theatre Productions

Ever hear of terrorists letting your Mom visit? Based on a true story about a mother who would not take no for an answer.

In our increasingly polarized society, perhaps there are lessons we can gather from the idealism of an everyday person: a mother, having the courage to stand outside politics out of love for her son.
—Michelle Kholos Brooks

The time is 1979, the place Tehran, where forty years ago this fall a group of Iranian college students took over the American Embassy and made hostages of the fifty-two U.S. diplomats and citizens inside. Back in Wisconsin, Barbara Timm boarded a plane and flew to Tehran demanding to see the youngest hostage—her 21-year-old son, Kevin. The play is a powerful tribute to the love and nerve of a mother who would not take no for an answer, a show that is all at once tender, funny, tumultuous, and riveting—a captivating theatrical experience.

Michelle Kholos Brooks is a former journalist and a producer for public radio programs. Hostage was a finalist for the Woodward/Newman Drama Award, the Fratti Newman Political Play Contest, and a National New Play Network showcase finalist. Her play, Hitler’s Tasters, won the Glaspell Award and was featured in this summer’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Thursday • October 10 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday • October 11 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • October 12 • 7:30 p.m. • Join us after 6:45 on October 12 for a pre show party with complimentary treats!
Sunday • October 13 • 3 p.m.
Thursday • October 17 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday • October 18 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • October 19 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • October 20 • 3 p.m.
Thursday • October 24 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday • October 25 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • October 26 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • October 27 • 3 p.m.

$25 General
$20 Senior / Veteran
$15 Student
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Earlier Event: October 17
Later Event: October 19