The Pillowman is a 2003 play by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. It tells the tale of Katurian, a fiction writer living in a police state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of bizarre child murders occurring in his town. The play received the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2004-5 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play, and two Tony Awards for production. It is a truly dark and haunting piece – very difficult to watch and process. We were so fortunate to have Bryce Alexander as our director for this powerful play – he went above and beyond, causing people to leave the theatre questioning what they know and how they feel.
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