“Modern Terrorism” at Second Stage Theatre Funny, Touching and Slightly Disturbing

Marjorie Preston

“Modern Terrorism,” the current offering at Second Stage Theatre in New York, NY, is a dark comedy exploring the lives of three aspiring terrorists, Rahim (Utkarsh Ambudkar), Qala (William Jackson Harper) and Yalda (Nitya Vidyasagar) and their neighbor, Jerome (Steven Boyer).

The play shows the human foibles of the crew in a failed attempt to detonate a crotch bomb at the Empire State Building. “Modern Terrorism” is by turns laugh-out-loud funny, touching and slightly disturbing in its matter-of-fact presentation of several days in the lives of the terrorists next door.

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