"Brings its own light touch to grim matters."— The New York Times
"A beautiful play."— The New Yorker

An American doctor and an Irish journalist are being held captive by terrorists.  They exercise and they argue, supportive in their mutual determination to survive.  They are joined by an English academic.  The three display their national biases and prejudices, which are intensified in the cramped confines of their cell.  As time passes, resentments and recriminations give way to an acknowledgement of their characters' strengths and weaknesses.  They learn that humor is their surest weapon against their captors and the safest armor to protct themselves.

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours with no intermission.