February 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, March 3, 4
Fri/Sat @ 8:15pm | Sun @ 2:00pm
Written by Lee Blessing
Directed by John Nunemaker
Kensington Town Hall / Armory
3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
The two rooms of the title are a windowless cubicle in Beirut, where an American hostage is being held by Arab terrorists, and a room in his home in the United States, which his wife has stripped of furniture so that, at least symbolically, she can share his ordeal. Provocative and compelling, this arresting work deals with a subject much in the minds of contemporary society—the taking of innocent hostages by political terrorists. First presented by California’s innovative La Jolla Playhouse, the play illuminates both the numbing agony of the one detained and also the helpless fury of those who are left behind—loved ones impatient for something to be done, and officials who feel they must be guided by logic rather than emotion.
|Caity Brown (Lainie) is excited to be making her KAT debut. Some of her most recent work includes Comic Potential (MCP), Enchanted April (GAC), Private Eyes (SSS), The Murder Room (BCT), and Blithe Spirit (PWLT). She holds a degree in drama from Vassar College and is weeks away from earning her doctorate in political science from Georgetown University. Thanks to the dedicated cast and crew for all their support, and to her parents, who, despite not having the "theatre gene," still somehow managed to pass it on to her.
|Sean Dynan (Michael) is from West Orange, NJ and holds his B.M. and M.M. in Saxophone Performance from Duquesne University and The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University respectively. He is a certified sommelier and has become an enthusiastic Uber driver in hopes of transitioning to a life based solely on his endeavors in acting and music while working on stage, film, and TV in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Area.
|Dave Gross (Walker) Dave is pleased to be making his debut with KAT. His last mainstage role was as a drunk Rabbi in Honeymoon Hotel (MP). Other roles have included Dr. Bradman in Blithe Spirit (PTC), Cheswick in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (SSS), and Danforth in I’m Not Rappaport (SSTG). Dave also appeared in two K2S shows: Willy Wonka JR and Winnie the Pooh KIDS. Dave is Vice Chair of the SSS Board of Directors, where he is co-producing the 2017 One-Act Festival. Even more than theater, the great love of his life is Carol, who is so patient with his not being. Love to sons Andrew and Kevin as well.
|Sandra Cox True (Ellen) is honored to have the opportunity to work on this important project. She recently appeared as Leah in Flyin West and Grace in Grace and Glory. Other Maryland credits: A Trip to Bountiful, Dearly Departed and Turg where she was fortunate to first work with Caity. Before moving to Maryland, she appeared regularly at the famed Karamu Theatre in Cleveland. Some of those credits include roles in Death of a Salesman, A Glass Menagerie, and Trojan Women. At the Weathervane Theater in Akron, she was seen in many productions most notably Fences, Raisin in the Sun, and Having Our Say.