Cornell Theatre: “Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them”

Winter view of the outside of Cornell College's Armstrong Hall & Youngker Hall

Cornell Theatre: “Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them”

Christopher Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America’s growing homeland “insecurity.” A young woman finds herself suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when 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? Honing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange and red alerts.

  • Directed by Janeve West

Performance Dates:

  • December 15, 2016:  7:30 p.m.
  • December 16, 2016:  7:30 p.m.
  • December 17, 2016:  7:30 p.m.
  • December 18, 2016:  2:00 p.m.

Ticket Pricing:

  • Adults $10
  • Seniors/Students/Youth $7
  • Free for Cornell College Faculty/Staff/Students

For tickets contact the Box Office at 319-895-4293 or by emailing [email protected].

Regular Box Office business hours are Monday-Friday, 3:15–5:15 p.m. two weeks prior to performance, and one hour prior to show time. The Box Office is closed during block breaks and school holidays.

The Plumb-Fleming Studio Theatre is located in adjoining Armstrong Hall. All are accessible through the front or rear doors of Youngker. Visitor parking is available in the lot behind and to the south of the theatres at the corner of College


Sep 15 2016


7:30 pm - 7:30 pm




Cornell College Armstrong Hall's Plumb-Fleming Studio Theatre - Mount Vernon, Iowa
600 First Street SW


Cathy Schonhorst
(319) 895-4228
[email protected]