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‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ showing at Stage III

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CASPER, Wyo. — Casperites have six more opportunities to catch “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” at Stage III Community Theatre.

The play, written by Frank McGuinness, is being directed by Susan Terry.

“This play is based on true events about three hostages held in Lebanon in the 80’s,” Stage III said. “The play is classified as a drama, but the story is about how the three men built strong friendships by entertaining themselves and each other in order to maintain their sanity over a 6.5 year imprisonment.”

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“It’s funny, zany, sarcastic, odd, dramatic, and heartwarming all at the same time.”

Opening night was Friday, June 14, but six more performances are scheduled. Stagings on June 21, 22, 28 and 29 begin at 7:30 pm. There are also matinee shows at 2 pm June 23 and June 30.

An American doctor, an Irish journalist, and an English academic are held captive by terrorists in Beirut,” said Stage III. “They exercise and argue, supportive in their mutual determination to survive.  As time passes, they explore each others 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, throw a big party for each other, play a fantastical game of tennis, laugh at and with each other, and learn to lament what was lost in their lives before captivity.

As each one comes to know himself and the others, they gain the strength to stand together and alone.

Stage III

Tickets for the play are $10. They can be purchased online or at the door up to an hour ahead of showtimes. Tickets are also available at the Cadillac Cowgirl, located at 147 South Center Street in Casper.

Stage III is located at 904 North Center Street in Casper. The theatre cautioned that the play contains adult themes and language.