A Theatrical Cry For American Morality

The Bush Administration’s war on terror may not have uncovered any Iraqi weapons of mass destruction or succeeded in wiping out Al Qaeda, but it does seem to have galvanized the British theater scene. From companies which already skewed political to national theaters which are more familiar with King Lear than Kushner, American foreign policy is now the topic of choice. “Theatre has put the war on terror on stage not only because it can but because it must. It is the closest we have to a moral medium.”