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Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

Frank McGuinness

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me
by Frank McGuinness

"Brings its own light touch to grim matters." - The New York Times


Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

by  Frank McGuinness

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Docudrama/Historic
Description
An American doctor and an Irish journalist are being held captive by terrorists in Beirut. They exercise and they argue, supportive in their mutual determination to survive. They are 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 acknowledgment of their characters, strengths and weaknesses. They learn that humor is their surest weapon against their captors and the safest armor to protect themselves. They shoot imaginary films, they throw a big party for each other, they play a fantastical game of tennis, they laugh at and with each other, and they learn to lament what was lost in their lives before captivity. Each comes to know himself through listening to the stories, sorrows and joys of the others. At the end of the play, they are capable of standing together and alone.

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  • Time Period: 1990s
  • Setting: A bare cell
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

3m
Cast Attributes
  • All Male
M3 (young, elderly)

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"A beautiful play." - The New Yorker

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Frank McGuinness

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