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Friday, April 15, 2005

Guantanamo: Honor bound to defend freedom

Today, a play called Guantanamo: Honor bound to defend freedom will be showing at the Brava Theater Center, California. According to the TicketWeb blurb, the play "is drawn from interviews of prisoners and their families, U.S. and British ofiicials, and others touched by this post 9-11 human rights disaster".


Blogger BreadBreaker said...

If memory serves, I believe this production (which opened in NY last year) involves a staged plot to assassinate the President, complete with audience participation. I don't consider this funny or "entertaining". Even those who deeply hate Bush and everything he stands for should consider this type of theater of questionable value. If I'm remembering the wrong show, I apologize in advance.

19/4/05 1:18 am  
Blogger elendil said...

Thanks for the input, breadbreaker. After doing a bit of a search, I have two reasons to believe that you have mixed this up with another play.

First, I have not been able to find any mention of assassinating the president in the play "Guantanamo". In contrast, I have found that the play sticks very faithfully to the facts as we have them. For example, this link states:

The play uses testimonials of the prisoners, their letters to their families and the testimonials of their families. Rumsfeld's speeches are also included. Every word in the play (except the meta-commenter) comes directly from those involved in this nightmare.

Second, I have found reference to a play called KtP which is showing at the NY Theatre, and which includes audience participation in a plot to assassinate the president. That you don't find any value in a play like that is your own opinion, and you are entitled to it. I have not seen the play, so I cannot comment on it directly. However, I personally would not object to a play simply because it contains the assassination of our current president.

23/4/05 8:35 am  
Blogger Stuart Anthony Fenech said...

"He who battles monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster" ?


Just stirring :)

I'm uncomfortable with the idea of a play celebrating assasinating Bush, or anyone really. Besides, who wants him to be a marter?

11/8/05 2:27 pm  
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