Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Homeland Security Issues Dramatized At The Adrienne

I may be between theater gigs and therefore have no current Lackey news for you, but I am keeping my eye on the local theater scene. And here's a little something that caught my eye...

Homeland Security by Stuart Flack is a dynamic new play that follows an inter-racial couple as they are profiled by the FBI at an airport line. This apparent violation triggers the unraveling of the relationship amid a web of secrecy and paranoia. Homeland Security opens tonight and plays through Nov. 21 at the Adrienne (see below for address and contact info).

Considering the play's title, opening scene (the aforementioned inter-racial couple being stopped by airport security for questioning), and the involvement of the politically oriented InterAct Theatre Company, well, no one could blame you for thinking you were in for an evening of Patriot Act bashing. But apparently, that's not the case. It might start that way, but it does not end that way.

According to InterAct's artistic director, Seth Rozin: "I know people sometimes think of InterAct as political in the worst sense, as propagandizing, but that's not our intention. The thing we most want to do is to defy expectations and surprise people with different points of view, and Homeland Security does that."

See Inquirer theater critic Douglas Keating's review [free registration required] for more information (and the source of these quotes!).

The Adrienne Location & Contact Info:

2030 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

[Date more or less reflects when I originally posted this entry at my Local Theater blog with]

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