Why Torture Is Wrong, And The People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang

Presented at the Yale Summer Cabaret

June 2014



"The actors are so assured, so endearing, so adventurous. They’re winning."

-- Chris Arnott, New Haven Independent.


"Durang’s lively, giddy, and inventive play—directed with absurdist spirit by Co-Artistic Director Jessica Holt—hits its targets in a way that makes cartoonishness a positive aesthetic.   Holt and company’s Why Torture is Wrong gets it right...  The Yale Summer Cabaret is off to a great start with (in Sylvester’s voice) a slap-happy serving of silly skewerings of shibboleths and sacred cows, satirizing a self-serving and hardly short-lived era in a style that should inspire some soul-searching."  

-- Donald Brown, New Haven Review






Celeste Arias (Hildegarde)

Aaron Bartz (Leonard)

Andrew Burnap (The Voice/Looney Tunes)

James Cusati-Moyer (Zamir)

Maura Hooper (Luella)

Aubie Merrylees (Reverand Mike)

Ariana Venturi (Felicity)

Design and Production Team

Alexander Woodward (Set Design)

Steven Rotramel (Costume Design)

Kate Marvin (Sound Design)

Andrew Griffin (Lighting Design)

Will Rucker (Stage Management)

Sean Walters (Technical Director)

Kevin Klakowski (Assistant Technical Director)

Photos by Christopher Ash

© 2020 by Jessica Holt.

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