ECTA presents The Curious Case of a Casual Terrorist.
The play tells the story of Basant Adnani, a seventy year old Indian born British citizen, who was arrested by the US law enforcement on terrorism charges. Basant was accused of supplying weapons to a terrorist organization. He was found guilty by the court and was imprisoned for life. However, in reality Basant did not supply any weapons. The entire operation was a setup designed to trap Basant into doing the wrong thing. The terrorist organization, the contact, the weapons supplier, the weapons - everything were fake. What made the seventy year old salesman to fall into the trap is what the play explores. Although the play is inspired by true events, the characters and the incidents portrayed in the play are purely fictional. I will be playing the role of Don, an FBI agent. Written and directed by Sudipta Bhawmik.
This play will start its run as part of the South Asian Theater Festival, performing Sunday, August 6th at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theatre, 85 George Street, Rutgers University. Showtime 2:30pm. Click here for more about the festival and ticket information.
We will then move to the Edison Valley Playhouse, 2196 Oak Tree Road, Edison NJ for seven shows:
Friday, September 15th at 8pm
Saturday, September 9th, 16th, and 23rd at 8pm
Sunday, September 10th, 17, and 24th at 3pm
Tickets for the Edison performances are not yet on sale. Once they are the link will be available at the top of my home page.