John McKenna and Barry Lynch

The Hostage opens July 11 and runs through August 16, with performances Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for students and seniors, and $12 for groups of six or more. Super Cheap Previews - feeling the recession? Don't miss our special $7 preview performances on July 9 and 10.

Amanda Deibert and
Patrick Joseph Riger
The British forces in Belfast have taken a prisoner and they plan to execute him. In retribution, the IRA capture a British soldier and hold him as a hostage. Unfortunately, they take him to a seedy Dublin brothel, filled with a weird assortment of locals. The story that unfolds teems with song and dance, love and violence, and the dramatic mayhem that only Brendan Behan could bring to the stage.

The Hostage features: Vash Boddie, Kacey Camp, Andra Carlson, Mark Colson, Dan Conroy, Amanda Deibert, Casey Kramer, Barry Lynch, John McKenna, Jenn Pennington, Levi Petree, Patrick Reiger, John Schumacher and Marco Tazioli. The production is directed by McKerrin Kelly.

Don't miss our Saturday night Shebeen Nights! Catch the show on a Saturday and stay afterwards for a pint, snacks and live Irish music right up on stage of The Banshee. It's great fun, great craic, and a great way to round out an Irish evening.

Kacey Camp and
John Schumacher
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Questions that might get asked frequently

Q: Is it family friendly?
A: The Hostage probably deserves a PG-13. It's set in a brothel and there's plenty of risqué humor in the show. There's lots of drinking and a bit of violence too. Your teenager will probably love it.

Q: Is it a musical?
A: We would describe it as a play with music. It's not Rogers and Hammerstein, but there's a number of great Irish songs in the show, accompanied with live music.

Q: Is it a comedy or a drama?
A: It's hard to say. There's plenty of both.

Q: How long is it?
A: About two hours and fifteen minutes including intermission.

Q: Should I plan to get to the theatre a little early to make sure I don't miss the fun pre-show?
A: Yes, good idea. Fifteen minutes before curtain is the perfect arrival time.

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