St. Gregory’s University Theatre Department kicking off season tonight.

The St. Gregory’s University Theatre Department will kick off its 2013-14 performing arts season tonight when they premiere Two Rooms, a play that deals with the effects of being taken hostage by terrorists.

Written by Lee Blessing, Two Rooms is set during the Lebanese hostage crisis of the 1980s, but still retains a distinct resonance with events occurring in the world today.

“This play talks about the human condition,” said SGU’s Director of Theatre Carly Conklin, “and what the human heart is capable of. It’s about this couple who love each other and want to be together in the midst of this terrible situation that is completely outside of their control.”

Performances of Two Rooms will take place Oct. 3-5 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. at Sarkeys Performing Arts Center on the St. Gregory’s campus.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for children and can be purchased one hour prior to each performance at the box office located in the theatre lobby or by visiting and clicking the online purchase link.