While Ingrid Betancourt, a former senator and anti-corruption activist, was running for President of Colombia, she was kidnapped by the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FARC), a Marxist revolutionary terrorist organization. This story is a theatrical imagining based on those events. The Woman narrates through “intrusive memory,” a symptom of PTSD, grappling with an ever-present series of moments in her life as the play moves in time and place via fragmentary scenes in a variety of locations. The Man shifts kaleidoscopically between roles including FARC commanders and guards; the Woman’s deceased father; her children, who are growing up without her; God; and her lover, a fellow hostage.
“Catherine Filloux’s emotionally and psychologically charged play…offers a poignant anatomy of Betancourt’s psyche as a woman, a politician, and a victim of different ideologies in the crossfire. But more importantly, this shocking story holds a mirror up to how female politicians are treated in the U.S. as well.” - Theatre Is Easy, Ran Xia
“…Kidnap Road while satisfying enough as a theater object in the existential two-hander genre, takes us into disorienting territory.” - Exeunt Magazine, Molly Grogan
“Intelligent, Intense, Edgy, Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great Staging. This is poetic and fluid in its approach to storytelling, often imaginative, beautiful yet jarring." - Show-Score
“Every moment gives insight to her life and her torture.” - Times Square Chronicles, Virginia Jimenez