Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them

Written by Christopher Durang
Directed by Beth Wood

October 15, 2009 - October 31, 2009

7:00pm and 3:00pm, Gordon Square Theatre


The always absurd and sometimes offensive Durang turns political humor upside down with a raucous and provocative satire about America's growing homeland insecurity. Honing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang reveals our fears in this bizarre black comedy for an era of yellow, orange, and red alerts. Don't miss the regional premiere of this hilarious and sometimes disturbing new work. Directed by CPT Associate Artistic Director Beth Wood. OHIO AND REGIONAL PREMIERE.

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Beth Wood - Set Design
Jeremy Paul - Lighting Designer
Jenniver Sparano - Costume Designer
Richard B. Ingraham - Sound Designer
Dan Kilbane - Stage Manager and Props Designer
Kelly Elliott - Fight Choreographer
Rob Woods - Run Crew

Featuring Scott Ackerman, Liz Conway, Robert Hawkes, Zac Hudak, Doug Kusak, Jenna Messina, Mary Jane Nottage

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“Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them” is one of the funniest, scariest and most relevant plays to appear on the recent American stage. Plucky CPT scores a theatrical coup by producing this timely play, a regional premiere, less than six months after its acclaimed off-Broadway opening. Director Beth Wood and company ratchet up the humor and horror in a first-rate production guaranteed to make you laugh and squirm in equal doses. The cast pulls off the wacky farce with the right amount of zaniness.”
Fran Heller, Cleveland Jewish News

Scott Ackerman as Zamir in "Torture!"          Mary Jane Nottage as Luella and Robert Hawkes as Leonard in "Torture" at CPT! (photo credit: Steve Wagner)          Zac Hudak, Liz Conway and Scott Ackerman (Photo credit: Steve Wagner)
          Robert Hawkes as Leonard and Scott Ackerman as Zamir in "Torture"          Scott Ackerman as Zamir and Liz Conway as Felicity (photo credit: Steve Wagner)