The Independence Community College Theater Department launches its season with a raucous dark comedy titled “Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them,” a provocative satire by Christopher Durang, the 2008 William Inge Theater Festival Honoree.
Curtain times are: 7 pm Friday and Saturday Oct. 11 and 12 and 2 pm Sunday Oct. 13 at the Fine Arts Black Box Theater at ICC. Admission is $7 adults, $5 students, military, and seniors. Admission is free to all ICC students and employees.
Durang’s play reveals hilarity through twists and turns in this contemporary comedy of homeland “insecurity.” A young woman in crisis: is her new husband a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? And what about the abnormal behavior of her parents?
Warning Label: This play contains profanity, adult situations and possible triggers for sensitive viewers.
Director Page Petrucka has assembled a talented student cast. Kenzie Clay (Coffeyville) stars as Felicity, the young woman who confronts the confounding situation.
The performing ensemble includes: Austin Bertie (Independence); Austin Hancock (Coffeyville); Christian Lucas (Paola); Hayleigh McCutchen (Grove); Dylan Waterman (Paola); and Alyssa Jade Winkleman (Haysville).
Student design and technical crew includes: Mylee Cronin (Lineville, AL); Delanie Janae Dosh (Haysville); Kierra Kellum (St Louis, MO); and Matthew Gardner (Independence). Lighting designer is Eugene Lindsay. Production Associate is Terri Barbera.
The ICC Theater season continues with “The Anna Plays” (Nov. 15); “The Glass Menagerie” (Dec. 6-8); “Silent Sky” (March 7-9); and the musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” (May 1-3.)
For more information visit https://www.indycc.edu/areas-of-study/fine-arts/index