Drones

Date: 
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Brecht Forumn 451 West Streetn New York, NY 10014n United Statesn

August 22nd, 2013 7:00 PM
Drones

A patriotic and utterly sincere drone pilot and his wife are detained by the federal government and held indefinitely in government custody without a conviction or a trial after one of the President’s intelligence advisers intercepts a suspicious message sent over the internet from the pilot’s wife to one of her friends.

This “main” story line is interrupted occasionally by parodic interstitial scenes highlighting some of the more egregious violations of human rights and civil liberties brought about by the United States’ use of unmanned aircraft in warfare and covert killing operations. Meanwhile, the play attempts to outline some of the contours of today’s new military-industrial complex.