May 20th, 21st, 22nd, & 23rd | Eddie Owen Presents: Red Clay

Two Rooms by Lee Blessing

produced at Eddie Owen Presents: Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, GA
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Two Rooms by Lee Blessing

Time & Location

May 20th, 21st, 22nd, & 23rd
Eddie Owen Presents: Red Clay, 3116 Main St, Duluth, GA 30096, USA

About the Event

TWO ROOMS follows the story of husband and wife, Michael and Lainie Wells. They are both American educators - Michael is a professor of History and Politics and Lainie is a professor of Natural Science. They are teaching at a college in Beirut, Lebanon when the Lebanese Civil War comes to a head and the Lebanese Hostage Crisis (1982 - 1992) begins. Michael is taken hostage, and upon Michael's capture, Lainie returns to their home in America. The two rooms that the title alludes to are the cell in Beirut where Michael has been hidden and Michael's home office in America which Lainie has "cleansed" and shut herself in with the intent to remain close to Michael. Within these two rooms, they write imaginary letters to one another and have imaginary conversations. Meanwhile, Lainie is also having very real conversations with the other two characters in the play: an ambitious reporter by the name of Walker who hopes to persuade Lainie to speak out to the media and a cool, concise, and at times unfeeling State Department Official by the name of Ellen who implores Lainie to silently wait for Michael’s release. The play follows these characters as months turn into years of waiting, and these characters must do their best to navigate what is right.

Lainie Wells ........................... Imani Joseph

Michael Wells ........................ Peter Davis

Ellen .................................. Halley Tiefert

Walker .................................. Benedetto Robinson

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