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Idaho play based on Sen. Craig’s airport arrest

Tue., April 19, 2011, 11:22 a.m.

BOISE — A new Idaho play is based on former Sen. Larry Craig’s 2007 arrest in an airport bathroom sex sting.

The Idaho Statesman reports the 90-minute drama was part of the Boise Contemporary Theater’s new works reading series Monday. The play, “Off the Record,” is about an airport police officer who detains a U.S. senator after a toe-tapping incident in a public restroom.

Lynn Allison’s play takes a fictional turn as the officer and the senator engage in a conversation about American attitudes on homosexuality.

Craig, an Idaho Republican, was arrested in June 2007 by an undercover police officer conducting a sting operation against men cruising for sex at the Minneapolis airport. As his political career disintegrated, Craig insisted he was not gay and the officer had misconstrued his foot-tapping.


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