- $10 for one ticket to see Next In Line Productions’ Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (up to $19.98 value)
- When: select dates, August 29–September 6
- Where: The Gene Frankel Theatre
- General admission
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees
Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me
Edward, Michael, and Adam have one terrible thing in common: they’re all being held hostage in Lebanon. But what they don’t have in common are their nationalities. The Irishman, Englishman, and American are therefore forced to grapple not only with the emotional toll of their possible fates but also with their cultural differences and nationalistic divides. Throughout their ordeal, they cling to their sanity through darkly comic games while also struggling to survive and to determine who around them really is on their side.
This black comedy by Irish playwright Frank McGuinness—winner of the Irish PEN Award—takes its cues from the real-life story of Brian Keenan, who was held hostage for nearly five years in Beirut in the 1980s. Since its London debut in 1992, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me has broken out onto countless stages, including Broadway, where it racked up two Tony Award nominations and won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. Its themes of camaraderie, personal struggle, and cultural misunderstandings continue to resonate with audiences, reminding them that friendship and positivity can pop up even in the bleakest of situations.
Next In Line Productions
Shiva Kalaiselvan and Hardy Pinnell knew there had to be a way to turn their shared love of theatre into a job. Now, they have effectively done so by founding Next In Line Productions, but they’ve found much more than a paycheck. Tapping into their extensive backgrounds beneath the spotlights, Kalaiselvan and Pinnell stage an even balance between classic plays and new works—honoring theatre’s history while also forging new ground. They are now focused on nurturing emerging artists by casting new actors and providing volunteer opportunities for burgeoning stage directors who are tired of explaining the difference between stage left and actual left to their pets.
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