The 9/1l murder mystery, filled with conspiracy clues but no answers, is finally
Known for the unusual and bizarre, this time a Hollywood theatre is the scene
for a serious political and social event, a two hour high tech video dramatization
of September 11th called "9/11 Mysteries."
The brainchild of Sophia Shafquat, called the Joan of Arc of 9/11, the play
is the first one in the country to tackle the complicated 9/11 issue on stage.
It opens July 17 at the Met Theatre in Hollywood and is set for a six week run
with performances every Sunday.
"9/11 Mysteries" presents photographic and video evidence drawn from
over 3000 web sites and 10 current documentaries, allowing viewers to create
perspective and form conclusions by themselves," said Shafquat from her
home in San Diego. "Without pointing fingers or making allegations, the
show suggests that there is something very wrong with the 9/11 story we have
heard so far.
The stage performance is broken down into four major segments, including "Demolitions,
Hijackers and Planes, War Games and Who Benefits."
According to Shafquat the segments "connect the dots" in a show which
should "glue people to their seats and raise eyebrows" about the implausibility
of the government’s story, a story claiming 19 Arab hijackers outfoxed
the American military and rammed jetliners into targets located in the most
heavily guarded airspace in the world.
Regarding the four segments, she explains what audiences can expect:
"The ‘Demolitions’ portion of the show reveals what we call
"woops footage" from major news networks. Much of the video aired
that morning by the media giants was never aired again. While shots of the plane
strike were shown repeatedly to millions, the building collapses were not. Slowed
down and analyzed, the collapses are the key.
"Hijackers & Planes’ reveals anomalies about the destruction
to the Pentagon, the Arab terrorists, the wandering planes, and the passenger
cell-phone calls, leading into the question of why Air Force scramblers failed
to intercede within minutes as standard operating procedure mandates. ‘War
Games’ covers the numerous military drills in force that day.
"And the last segment ‘Who Benefits’ discusses the stock trades,
the government's expanding geopolitical program, military as industry and the
birth of the warfare state, connecting all the dots with clips from documentaries
and the news."
She added the incredible story of William Rodriguez, the WTC janitor who heard
explosions in the basement along with 14 other people seconds before the jetliner
hit, is also a part of the show, adding eye witness testimony the north tower
was brought down by a controlled demolition
Shafquat, an outspoken critic of the Bush administration, decided to use the
theatre medium to tell the 9/11 story since the mainstream media has closed
off discussion of the subject to the general public by what she called blatant
"Journalists have been censored from telling anything but the government
official story," said Shafquat. "I thought this was a way to create
interest and get in touch with many Americans who still have no idea about what
happened on the morning of 9/11."
Called by many in the activist community the "packaging queen of 9/11"
for her slick use of graphics and the visual medium, Shafquat has noticed a
"second wave" of interest spreading across America about the many
unanswered questions surrounding 9/11, an interest which she claims is beginning
to reach America’s heartland.
"The first wave were the original skeptics, who put out books, videos
and web sites but hada limited audience due to national shock and horror in
the wake of the tragic event," she said. "Our show and our audience
are the "second wave," those who now have only begun to ponder the
plausibility of what happened that day."
The show is being directed by Paul Koslo and KPFK 90.7 (Los Angeles) has agreed
to promote the event by offering free ticket giveaways during its daily broadcast.