“A whirligig fun home . . . Durang’s funniest play! . . . hilarious brand-new comedy.” —Ben Brantley, The New York Times


Christopher Durang is the author of the Obie Award-winning The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Sister Mary Ignatius Exlevels It All for You, and also Betty’s Summer Vacation, the Tony Award nominee A History of the American Film, Beyond Therapy, Baby through the Bathwater, Laughing Wild, Betty’s Summer Vacation, and also Miss Witherspoon.

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Christopher Durang has actually been referred to as “Jonathan Swift’s nicer, younger brother” (The New York Observer). His plays are well-known for containing hilarity at eextremely rotate and also revealing social commentary in eincredibly corner. Now built up in Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them and also Other Political Plays are Durang’s many revealing political and social satires.

Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them tells the story of a young woguy in crisis: Is her brand-new husband, whom she married once 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? Does her mom go to the theater generally to look for psychological escape, or is she simply insane? Add in a minister who directs porno, and also a ladyfavor operative whose underwear simply won’t continue to be up, and this black comedy will certainly make us laugh all the method to the waterboarding room.

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“Durang’s funniest play! . . . hilarious new comedy.” —Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Happy news from Christopher Durang . . . his funniest play in years. a play that equals his early hits. Torture is the story, in component, of a household dysuseful in a new, very original means. ****” —John Simon, Bloomberg.com

“Christopher Durang, our Poet Laureate of the Absurd, has composed a smashing new play. . . . . . . this freewheeling satire of the cult of violence in a mad, mad people is a cathartic riot” —John Heilpern, The New York Observer

“Comedic napalm, somepoint prefer a cross between The Marriage of Bette and Boo and Dr. Strangelove. Durang has actually currently joined ranks with Dario Fo. Durang is getting a lot off his chest, and off ours . . . unnervingly true and cathartic.” —Bob Verini, Variety

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