“Why Torture Is Wrong, and the
People Who Love Them” AT ETC
“Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them” by Christopher Durang will be on stage November 16th – December 8th with a Sunday matinee on December 2nd at 2pm.
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? 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.
Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening at 8pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at islandetc.org.
Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) is Galveston’s only professional production company that produces year-round. ETC is located at 2317 Mechanic St. in Downtown Galveston.
For further info, visit islandetc.org or call the theatre box office at (409)762-3556.