Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Opens One-Man Show in Australia

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

There’s a play opening in Sydney, Australia today that might make for uncomfortable viewing — former Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib is the star and it's about his three years in U.S. custody from 2002-2005. "Waiting for Mamdouh" is a short performance that details his allegations of torture through a set of monologues.

The play's writer says the production seeks to "attack the audience's senses in an attempt to make them feel what its like to be in Guantanamo Bay."

The BBC’s Phil Mercer met the cast at rehearsals and tells about the play.

Guests:

Phil Mercer

Produced by:

Kate McGough

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