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Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them

Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them @ Firehouse Theater

by Christopher Durang
Directed by Billy Christopher Maupin
November 10 – December 4, 2011
Thurs-Sat at 8pm, Sundays at 4pm*

Christopher Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America’s growing homeland “insecurity.” Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them tells the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father’s hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Why does her mother enjoy going to the theater so much? Does she seek mental escape, or is she insane? Homing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange, and red alerts.

*No shows on November 13 or 24.

Listen to John Porter’s review on WCVE.

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