OutCast opens Durang’s ‘Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them’ in Langley

Posted in Member News, Theater and Dance

July 8, 2014

Get ready for a wicked ride at OutCast Productions with Christopher Durang’s absurdist comedy “Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them.” The show opens Friday, July 11 and runs through Saturday, July 26.

Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America’s growing homeland “insecurity.” The play 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 collecting butterflies 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. 

Directed by Ned Farley, the cast of zany characters includes Sean Brennan, Jim Carroll, Nancy Pfeiffer and Katie Woodzick.

Gabe Harshman, Max Cole-Takanikos and Teresa McElhinny get into the hijinks of Christopher Durang's absurdist play "Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them." It opens July 11 at OutCast in Langley. / Photo by Jim Carroll

Gabe Harshman, Max Cole-Takanikos and Teresa McElhinny get into the hijinks of Christopher Durang’s absurdist play “Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them.” It opens July 11 at OutCast in Langley.  (photo by Jim Carroll)

The play runs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 26; 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24.

Purchase your tickets now by credit card through Brown Paper Tickets or reserve tickets by emailing us at ocp@whidbey.com and then pick up and pay for your tickets at the door by cash or check. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets are $14 for students/seniors and $18 for adults.

The Black Box Theater is located at 819 Camano Ave. in Langley. Visit www.outcastproductions.net for more info.

Pictured at top: Nancy Pfeiffer and Katie Woodzick in “Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them” at OutCast Productions. (photo by Jim Carroll)

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