Why Torture Is Wrong, And The People Who Love Them

By Christopher Durang

Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray

The Midwest Premiere, fresh from a sold-out run in New York! From America's leading comic playwright comes this satire about our growing homeland "insecurity." Felicity is a young woman suddenly in crisis: is her new husband a terrorist? Is her father's butterfly collecting 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?

The New York Times raves, "[Why Torture is Wrong...] tackles and practically tickles to death subjects that are sensitive to the point of rawness just now...It has a healthier heart and conscience than many a more pious play."

Produced by Forward Theater Company at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: December 30, 2009 - January 17, 2010

Performance Times: 12/30 7:30, 1/2 2:00, 1/2 7:30, 1/3 2:00, 1/3 6:00, 1/7 7:30, 1/8 7:30, 1/9 2:00, 1/9 7:30, 1/10 2:00, 1/14 7:30, 1/15 7:30, 1/16 2:00, 1/16 7:30, 1/17 2:00

Ticket Prices: TBA

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Forward Theater Company in Madison announces non-equity general auditions Wed. Sep. 16th & Thur. Sep. 17th, 6:00-10:00 pm at Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Ave. Corner of Wis. & E. Johnson in downtown Madison.

Parking is available in the nearby M.A.T.C. lot http://bit.ly/2drwL

Actors should bring a picture and resume, and prepare one two-minute contemporary comedic piece of their choosing. Actors may be asked to read from a script as well. Artistic Director Jennifer Uphoff Gray will attend with casting authority and a monitor will be present.

Please e-mail date & time preference to: auditions@forwardtheater.com. Audition slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; note that your preferred time may not be available. Actors will receive an e-mail notice to confirm their audition slot.

Thank you for your interest in helping Forward Theater Company sustain locally-produced, professional theater in Madison!