THE RESCUE is a black comedy about a hostage who has returned from seven years captivity in the Middle East, surprising his venal family. They've been making money off the situation and the truth might strip their gears.
Situation: Billy explains to his family the affection he felt for his captor Abdul.
Subject Matter: Family, Love, Loneliness, Affection, Hostage, Torture
Note from Playwright
Yellow ribbons and "support our troops" bumper stickers got me started. They felt like unearned badges. The horror of being a hostage - anywhere - was on my mind. It seems that once hostages are returned we hear little of them, though they're more interesting once they're released.
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