La MaMa presents the world premiere of this bio drama about Ingrid Betancourt, an anti-corruption activist who was kidnapped by a Marxist revolutionary terrorist group while running for President of Colombia. More…
Betancourt was held prisoner by the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (better known as FARC) from 2002-2008. 'Kidnap Road' is a theatrical re-imagining of her time in captivity. Its narrator, 'The Woman,' tells the story through “intrusive memory,” a symptom of PTSD. She grapples with an ever-present series of moments in her life as the play shifts in time and place via fragmentary scenes in a variety of locations.
See it if You want to learn more about Colombian politics and historical characters.
Don't see it if You can't follow fast-paced, multilingual dialogue or are bothered by severe lighting changes.
See it if you are interested in world politics and events and want to see how it plays out on a stage - Betancourt's life is dramatic & intense
Don't see it if you want everything spelled out for you - this is poetic and fluid in its approach to storytelling, often imaginative, beautiful yet jarring