* World Premiere

The Pillowman (2006)
ln a nameless totalitarian state, a writer is brought in for interrogation by the police, who believe there may be a link between his macabre fairy tales and a series of gruesome crimes against children occurring in his hometown. Martin McDonagh, the enfant terrible of British theatre in the ‘9Os, emerges here as perhaps the first great playwright of the 215’ century, creating a troubling world that is both frighteningly recognizable and comically surreal, where cruelty and violence live side by side with a dazzling gallows humor that may be the only sane response. Outrageously funny, uncompromisingly original, THE PILLOWMAN is a thrilling, incendiary postmodern fable about the power of storytelling and the role of artists and artistic responsibility in contemporary culture. Winner 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play.
About the Play
Written By: Martin McDonagh
On Broadway: IBDB Details
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 3/17/2006 - 4/16/2006
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Kurt Beattie
Cast: Denis Arndt - Tupolski
Ian Bell - Father
Corina Boettger - Girl
Julie Briskman - Mother
Joshua Froebe - Boy
Matthew Floyd Miller - Katurian
Shawn Telford - Michal
R. Hamilton Wright - Ariel
Behind the Scenes: Robert J. Aguilar - Assistant Lighting Designer
Geoffrey Alm - Fight Director
Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Lisa Ann Chernoff - Assistant Stage Manager
Dominic CodyKramers - Sound Designer
Mary Louise Geiger - Lighting Designer
Jeffrey K. Hanson - Stage Manager
Marcia Dixcy Jory - Costume Designer
Matthew Smucker - Scenic Designer
Adam Stern - Composer
Susan Trapnell - Managing Director