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The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh


Presented by Patalog Collective

Arrested by police in a totalitarian state, The Pillowman follows writer, Katurian, as he is brutally interrogated by two fierce police officers about the gruesome content of his short stories, and their remarkable similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town.

From the writer of the Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri”, Martin McDonagh’s writing is ferociously poignant, searingly funny and savagely engaging.


Seating: Allocated Seating.

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For what The Pillowman is celebrating is the raw, vital human instinct to invent fantasies, to lie for the sport of it, to bait with red herrings, to play Scheherazade to an audience real or imagined. For Mr. McDonagh, that instinct is as primal and energizing as the appetites for sex and food. Life is short and brutal, but stories are fun. Plus, they have the chance of living forever…
– Ben Brantley, New York Times