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The 2019 Christopher Durang Season conclude with the political comedy, Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them. 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.

Opening: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 3 p.m. (reception following)

Previews Thursday-Saturday, November 14-16, at 7:30 p.m.

Runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Closes Sunday, December 15, 2019

773-935-6875, Athenaeum Box Office (open noon to last curtain, Wednesday-Sunday)

Online tickets at www.eclipsetheatre.com

Photos: WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM Is Now Open
Felicity (Tracey Green) wakes up in the arms of stranger (Siddhartha Rajan).

Photos: WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM Is Now Open
Felicity (Tracey Green) takes her new husband, Zamir (Siddhartha Rajan) to meet her parents, Leonard (Patrick Thornton) and Luella (Elaine Carlson).

Photos: WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM Is Now Open
Felicity (Tracey Green) meets with Rev. Mike (John Arthur Lewis) meet at a bar where Rev. Mike spots a familiar?face (Devon Nimerfroh).

Photos: WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM Is Now Open
Hildegarde (Elizabeth Birnkrant), Leonard (Patrick Thornton) and Looney Tunes (Devon Nimerfroh) take matters into their own hands, trying to get Zamir (Siddhartha Rajan) to confess.

Photos: WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM Is Now Open
Zamir (Siddhartha Rajan) and Felicity (Tracey Green) enjoy a moment of happiness while the Narrator (Devon Nimerfroh) looks on.

 


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