The hard way to make friends
Sacramento, CA 95816
This gritty, intensely acted drama involves three men kidnapped by a Beirut terrorist splinter group and chained up in a windowless basement. They don’t know what their unseen captors will do. So they talk, sometimes fearfully, other times enacting fantasies (mixing cocktails, making movies), trying to ward off insanity. Inevitably, they become emotionally linked, and the audience does, too. Actor Scott Coopwood (playing an Irishman) has starved himself to achieve the spindly “hostage look.” Matt K. Miller (as an Englishman) and Michael Wiles (as an American) are also excellent, as is Stephanie Gularte’s direction.
Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Thursday and Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m. $12-$28. Capital Stage on the Riverboat Delta King, 1000 Front Street, Old Sacramento; (916) 995-9464; www.capstage.org. Through April 25.