Someone who'll watch over me : a capstone theatre production

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Pittenger, Laura A.
Kessler, Karen L.
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Thesis (B.?.)
Honors College
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Someone Who'll Watch Over Me is a 1992 play by Irish writer Frank McGuinness. Three civilian hostages -an Englishman, an Irishman, and an American -are chained to a prison wall in Lebanon, imprisoned by an unseen Arab faction . With no hope of escape and no contact with the outside world, the three men struggle against despair and insanity, combating their demons with imagination, hope, and kinship. Someone Who'll Watch Over Me reminds us that while as human beings we fight each other to the teeth, ultimately we need one another to survive, with hope as our strongest weapon. In February 2012, I produced and directed three performances of this play at Ball State University, and the production is the culmination of my four years of study as a stage director.