Mumbai: Almost in time for the tenth anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks, the one-man play, David Coleman Headey, which had its opening act on Saturday, was a hit among the viewers. The play, acted-directed by Jeff Goldberg of Jeff Goldberg Studios, primarily focussed on the life events of Pakistan-born double agent David Headley, who planned the tragic events of 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai.
The show opened with David Headley sleeping in an American Federal prison cell, where he starts narrating the story of how he witnessed the 9/11 Twin Towers terror attack with great entertainment. Headley, who was an FBI informant, got away with many crimes with his informant card.
The play takes the viewers through the journey of Headley, of how a child of a Pakistani father and American mother ended up in prison several times and got out by giving up his friends, how drug trade eventually gave him access to Lashkar-e-Taiba and Al Qaeda, which eventually led him to the planning and execution of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
The show was well attended by the viewers, who also liked the enactment of a whole new perspective from David Headley’s angle. A viewer, Kanchan Jha said, “This was a great one man show, as it is supposed to be. Loved it. Right in time for the tenth anniversary of the fateful night.”
After the preview show for media saw no response, the first act of the play was very well received. Jeff Goldberg said he had researched for over four years before writing the script. Goldberg said, “A lot of effort was put in to get all intricate details into Headley’s life. Documentaries, books, interviews and news articles were great sources to fish out all details to write up the script.”