The Guthrie presents Frank Theatre's
production of Martin McDonagh's The
Pillowman in the Dowling Studio. Performances begin September 20 and run
through October 14.
"Veering from the macabre to the hysterical, this viciously
funny and disturbingly gruesome thriller centers on a writer in a totalitarian
state who is brought in for questioning when the plot lines of his stories bear
an uncanny similarity to real-life crimes that have been committed in the
community. Intertwining family secrets with the irrepressible power of
storytelling and imagination, Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman takes on some of today's most potent issues ? from
censorship and the power of the state, to freedom of speech and the rights of
the individual, all wrapped in a testament to the power of the imagination,"
describe press notes.
Theatre's cast of The Pillowman features Jim Lichtscheidl,
Grant Richey, Luverne Seifert, Chris Carlson, Patrick Bailey, Maria Asp, Aru
Shiney Ajay and Kai Russell. The production is directed by Frank Artistic
Director Wendy Knox, with scenery by Joel Sass, costumes by Kathy Kohl,
lighting by Mike Kittel, and sound by Michael Croswell. The production is stage
managed by Spencer Putney.
Preceding its Broadway premiere, the play received the 2004
Olivier Award and an Evening Standard Award nomination for Best New Play and went
on to capture two Tony Awards (plus four more nominations), two Drama Desk
Awards, an Outer Critic's Circle Award and a Drama Critics Circle Award.
Preview is September 20 at 7:30PM; Opening Night is
September 21 at 7:30PM with performances through October 14 at 1PM. Show times are Thursdays through Saturdays at
7:30PM and Sundays at 1PM, plus Wednesdays October 3 & 10 at 7:30PM
Tickets ($18-$34) are available by calling 612-377-2224 or
at www.guthrietheater.org. The Guthrie Theater is located at 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN.