The Pillowman

Duke Theatre

One College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

An adult dark comedy you don't want to miss, coming to LTCC's Duke Theatre! Winner of two Tony Awards and the Olivier Award for Best Play, Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman opens in a prison cell where a young writer is being questioned about the childrens tales he has written, grim tales which have inspired copycat killings in the streets outside. Two interrogators tease out the resemblance between real and fictional worlds while probing the personal responsibility of the writer. Story piles upon story as the evening progresses, and the tension mounts when parallel interviews taking place in the adjoining cell with the writers sister are revealed.

The Pillowman engages the audience in both recreating the fantastical tales written for children and in defending the rights of the storyteller. The laughter provoked by McDonaghs gift for language and the tension provoked by his sublime flair for plot override the emotions of fear and pity but never let the black comedy settle into complacency. The storytelling skill in The Pillowman will keep an audience on the edge of their seat to the last line.

The Pillowman celebrates the raw, vital human instinct to invent fantasies, to lie for sport, to con for ones own end. It is as dark a comedy as it is possible to find.

Directed by Brandon McCarthy
Starring Gilberto Aguirre, Briana Biller, Michael Brumbaugh, Sharon Kerrigan, Haley Harness, Frank Riley, Richard S. Sargent and Jered Stowell

Lake Tahoe Community College's Duke Theatre
October 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, November 1, 2, 3
All shows 7:30pm except November 3 at 2:30pm

Tickets: $15-$20
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*Show contains coarse language and adult content

Thursday, 24 October, 2019


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