|Leatherstocking to present ‘Homeland Security’
COOPERSTOWN – Leatherstocking Theatre Company is proud to present
the northeast premiere of Stuart Flack’s “Homeland Security.” The show
runs July 26-30 at 8 p.m. and on July 27 and 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are
available by calling the box office at 607-547-1363, or visiting www.leatherstockingtheatre.org.
“Homeland Security” is an overwhelmingly prescient play that
explores the issues of trust, civil liberties, fear and prejudice that
prevails in the post 9/11 world. A young inter-racial couple – Susan, a
“neo-hippie, Jewish, liberal, do-gooding” woman, and Raj, an
American-born doctor of Indian descent – is pulled out for questioning
at an airport.
Thomas, an African-American FBI agent, is charged with determining
if Raj is an innocent American, or a security threat. As the web of the
FBI’s investigation widens and continues, every aspect of the couple’s
lives and relationships is scrutinized.
Without endorsing any political agenda, “Homeland Security” cuts to
the heart of today’s issues; exploring the emotional and psychological
affects on individuals, brought on by the fear, suspicion and distrust
inherent in living with current international angst about terrorism.
“Homeland Security” removes partisanship from the discussion and
focuses its dramatic and insightful eye on the human impact of living
in a terrified society.