The Footlight Club will close its 133rd season with "The Pillowman," a controversial and award-winning black comedy by Martin McDonagh. Part fairy tale, part horror story, part parable, The Pillowman is an ode to storytelling that promises to shock and inspire. Katurian, a failed writer, is in trouble with the police of a totalitarian state. According to interrogators, his tales about murdering children, such as "The Little Green Pig" and "The Crucifixion Girl," have come to life. The writer and his "simple" brother, Michal, are the main suspects. Personal histories as dark and twisted as Katurian's grisly stories are revealed as the interrogators torture and manipulate the brothers into confessing the shocking crimes. Is a killer born or created? "The Pillowman" played on Broadway in 2005 and won two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Critics Circle Award. It also won Britain¹s Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play. The Footlight Club production features Rishi Basu (Tupolski), Jason Tennis (Katurian), Zach LeClair (Ariel), Brian Moyer (Michal), Laurie Fisher (Mother), and Angel Garcia (Father). Daniel Bender Stern and Emily Sheeran will play the children's roles. Parental advisory: "The Pillowman" is intended for mature audiences. It includes strong language and depicts unsettling situations. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events. THE FOOTLIGHT CLUB PRESENTS THE PILLOWMAN by Martin McDonagh Directed by Mario Salinas Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. on June 4-5 & 11-12; Sunday matinee June 6 at 2:00 pm. At the Footlight Club, 7A Eliot Street (off Centre near the Monument), Jamaica Plain, Mass., 02130. For tickets and more information visit www.footlight.org or call (617)524-3200.
Event Name: The Pillowman
"A Soft, Fluffy Disappointment"
Review posted by: Antony Murina from Boston, MA, Jun 09, 2010
FLC’s hit-or-miss, but they’ve had few misses lately, so to see a failure with such a powerhouse play & talent is disheartening. The actors are all wonderfully talented but seemed miscast or... Expand