Seating Information
Two Rooms
$18-General; $15-Seniors and Students
All seats are reserved. Please call to make a reservation: 508-993-0772
Cast Members
Two Rooms
(Order of Appearance)
Eric R. Paradis as Michael Wells
Caroline Paradis as Lainie Wells
Tony Oliva as Walker Harris
Linda Monchik as Ellen Van Oss
Production Crew
Two Rooms
Technical Director ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Stage Manager ... Mellanie Crowther
Assistant Stage Manager ... Valerie J. Reynolds
Set Design ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Lighting Design ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Sound Design ... William C. Smith
Costumes ... Suzanne J. Houbre
Poster/Flyer Graphics ... mediumstudio
Properties ... Dennis J. Smith
Set Construction ... Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Scenic Painting ... Jessica Bregoli, Mark P. Fuller, Jacquie Vercellone, Peter Vercellone
Stage Crew - Captor ... Lee J. Fortier, Dennis J. Smith
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Two Rooms

by Lee BlessingDirected by Stephen R. Kay
  • Sep 17-19, 2020, 7:30 PM;
  • Sep 20, 2020, 2:30 PM;
  • Sep 21-23, 2020, 7:30 PM;
  • Sep 24, 2020, 2:30 PM;
  • Sep 25-27, 2020, 7:30 PM


After an American teacher is held hostage in a windowless cubicle in the Middle East, his wife, Lainie, finds herself (and the US Government) powerless to do anything about it. In order to symbolically share his ordeal, she strips a room in their home bare and holds a vigil for him until she can garner enough media attention to strong-arm the State Department into action. As Michael's life hangs precariously in the balance, Lainie must deal with a story-hungry reporter and an emotionally detached bureaucrat while hoping to find a way to reconnect with her husband. 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.

- "Best Play Of The Year 1998" - Time Magazine

Director's Message

The taking of American hostages doesn't seem to command the attention of the public today. Terrorist bombings, rocket and drone attacks receive more publicity. Most people are satisfied to let the government handle these situations.  
After reading Mr. Blessing's play a few years ago, I realized that there was more to the story of hostage taking. A closer look was needed at the negotiating pressures and techniques of participants looking to make a political or otherwise statement to gain release of hostages. It becomes a dangerous game of push and shove with many players on the board and all hope can become lost when a wrong decision on either side could cost more than one life.
My vision or concept was to do this dramatic play in a somewhat film style with projections, light, and sound. After collaborating with Larry Houbre and Bill Smith to expand this idea, I hope you will enjoy the result of our efforts. My special thanks to Don Silva for his early photo research for me.
- Stephen R. Kay, Director