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About Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People who Love Them - Off Broadway

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Back at The Public for another world premiere of a new play, 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? Honing 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.


With Amir Arison, David Aaron Baker, Laura Benanti, Audrie Neenan, Kristine Nielsen, John Pankow, Richard Poe
Performance contains the use of smoke effects.
Run time: 2 hrs. 15 min. including 1 intermission
MARCH 24 - APRIL 26 Post-show Discussions: Tues 4/14 & Tues 4/21


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