Betancourt Plans to Write Captivity Play

Politician's Colombia drama will show what people 'need to feel'
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2008 7:27 PM CDT
Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt has received a clean bill of health from her doctors.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Ingrid Betancourt’s ordeal in Colombia will soon hit a stage near you, the BBC reports. The French-Colombian politician, sprung last week from 6 years of captivity, will pen a play based on her experiences. “People need to understand this, but I can't just write it down the way it happened,” she said, insisting a book wouldn’t work for the project.

The play “will show people what they need to feel,” added Betancourt, who has received a clean bill of health from doctors. Her drama will focus on how humans relate: “We can be angels, but we can also be demons for each other. Those who will see what I experienced will understand we must be careful never to fall in this abyss.”