The Pillowman

The Pillowman $13

Martin McDonagh

Published by Dramatists Play Service

4 Male 5 Female

With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, this centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders

The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art

"Energizing ... a blindingly bright black comedy ... what makes the unsettling and exhilarating new play from Mr McDonagh ... so gripping as theater is how narrative art becomes the play's and the character's very life blood" ~ NY Times

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