The newly accoutered Gene Frankel Theatre will be host to another Miscreant Theatre production: Hostages, a contemporary dark comedy by playwright Yussef El-Guindi and directed by Jack Young. Two British professors have left their homeland for a war-zone. They are there on a mission of peace, but peace is hard to find when you are chained to a radiator. Yussef El-Guindi, one of California's most esteemed playwrights, presents a powerful telling of human behavior at its basest. Hostages explores the intricacies of human nature when it is deprived of personal contact and torn from the pleasantries of every day life.