An American doctor, an Irish journalist and an English academic are being held captive by terrorists in Beirut, Lebanon. The three display their national biases and prejudices, which are intensified in the cramped confines of their cell. As time passes, resentments and recriminations give way to an acknowledgment of their characters, strengths and weaknesses. They learn that humor is their surest weapon against their captors and the safest armor to protect them selves. Each comes to know him self through listening to the stories, sorrows and joys of the others. At the end of the play, they are capable of standing together and alone.