Play based on Brian Keenan ab­duc­tion staged in Mer­maid

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SOME­ONE WHO’LL Watch Over Me is a play in­spired by the cap­tiv­ity of Brian Keenan and John McCarthy and ex­plores the com­plex re­la­tion­ship be­tween three western­ers taken hostage in Le­banon dur­ing the early 1990s.

Frank McGuin­ness’ Tony Award nom­i­nated play will be on in the Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Bray, on Oc­to­ber 10 and 11.

Ed­ward, an Ir­ish jour­nal­ist, re­lies on his con­fronta­tional sense of hu­mour

t o main­tain his san­ity. Adam, an Amer­i­can doc­tor, strug­gles to main­tain his air of in­cor­rupt­ibil­ity. Michael, an English aca­demic, is thrown into a bizarre world where Ed­ward and Adam have con­structed equally bizarre cop­ing mech­a­nisms.

With nowhere to hide and only each other to turn to, the three men breathe life into their own na­tion­al­is­tic prej­u­dices but ul­ti­mately find the so­lace, sup­port and in­ti­macy we all need to sur­vive.

The play is a comp lex ex­ami- na­tion of hu­man re­la­tion­ships; of how we con­struct no­tions of our­selves and how oth­ers see us.

Some­one Who’ll Watch Over Me is a cel­e­bra­tion of the re­silience of the hu­man spirit.

In­spired by events sur­round­ing Brian Keenan’s ab­duc­tion in Beirut, this time­less clas­sic has been de­scribed as ‘heartrend­ingly com­pas­sion­ate’ and is an ab­so­lute must-see for fans of the play and first-timers alike.

For tick­ets con­tact the Mer­maid box of­fice on (01)2724030 or go to www.mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie

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