Comedy by Christopher Durang closes out SRSU Theatre's 2014 Spring Season
Studio Theatre of the Francois Fine Arts Building
East Highway 90
Alpine, TX 79832
“Why Torture is Wrong and the People who Love Them" by Christopher Durang
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 theatre so much? Does she seek mental escape, or is she insane? Add in a minister who directs porno, and a ladylike operative whose underwear just won’t stay up, and this black comedy will make us laugh all the way to the waterboarding room.
Directed by Sul Ross graduate student Gregory Gonzales, WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM examines 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.
Performances: April 18, 19, 25, 26 and 28 at 8:15 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on April 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Studio Theatre of the Francois Fine Arts Building on the campus of Sul Ross State University
Admission: $7.00 for general admission and $5.00 for seniors.
Tickets are on sale now by calling 432-837-8218 or online via www.sulross.edu/theatre
*Content is not suitable for children.
Tim Wright (Leonard) interrogates his son-in-law Zamir (Eddie Molinar) as daughter Felicity (Mandy Mata) defends.