Guantanamo Bay struggle brought to the stage
A PLAY highlighting the plight of alleged al-Qaeda fighter David Hicks will be performed at Fringe 2004.
Playwright Chris Tugwell has written X-RAY after consultation with the "Fair Go For David" support group, which meets in Prospect.
The play examines a day in the life of Hicks, an Adelaide man being held by the US government in Camp X-ray at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
"About 12 months ago I came to a meeting of the support group hoping to get an introduction to the family," Mr TugweI says. II met (David's father) Terry Hicks at the first meeting and from then on, they have just been incredible."
Mr Tugwell stresses that the play is about justice, not terrorism.
"By the time the play is on, he (David Hicks) will have been held for over 800 days," he said.
ALEKS LARSEN (source - Standard Messenger - 18/02/2004, p 18)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
28th February till 14th March 2004
6.00pm, with Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2.30pm
The Acting Studio - 3rd Floor AIT Arts - 39 Light Square, Adelaide.
Adult $23.00 Concession $18.00 Fringe Pass $15.00
Available through FringeTIX on 8100 2004
**** SPECIAL FUNDRAISER DAY - SUNDAY 29th February *****
Question and Answer session with Terry Hicks after 2.30 pm show.
Vicki Jacob’s from Amnesty International to speak after 6.00 pm show.