Kyle Jarrow and Clay McLeod Chapman's Hostage Song Will Make Wisconsin Premiere; Casting Announced

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06 Jan 2014

Kyle Jarrow
Kyle Jarrow
Photo by Esty Stein

MTM, a Madison-based theatre company specializing in lesser-known musicals, will present the Wisconsin premiere of Kyle Jarrow and Clay McLeod Chapman’s Hostage Song Jan. 29-Feb. 1 at The Frequency.

MTM associate artistic director Catie O’Donnell will direct the production with musical direction by Ross Shenker. Meghan Randolph produces.

The cast will feature Katie Davis as Jennifer, Mikhael Farah as Jim, Dana Pellebon as Wife, Paul Lorentz as Father and Clayton Hamburg as the Frontman, who serves as a bizarre narrator.

Hostage Song, according to press notes, is a "chilling rock musical about the paradox of hope and desperation. In an unspecified time and place, Jim and Jennifer are hostages, blindfolded and awaiting their fate. In an effort to distract themselves from their inevitable doom, they forge a relationship while trying to let go of the images of their loved ones. As the reality of their demise becomes clearer, the fantasy becomes more vivid. Stunning rock music leads the story forward as the two grapple in the dark for the last bit of love they will ever know."

The Frequency is located at 121 W. Main St. Tickets are $12 for Wednesday and Thursday and $15 for Friday and Saturday performances.

Tickets are available by visiting or­song.html.