The HART Studio in Waynesville will continue its season with “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, opening Feb. 24 in the Feichter Studio Theatre.
The Tony award-winning play tells the story of a man imprisoned and being interrogated for the content of his short stories, which parallel a number of child murders. Set in an undefined totalitarian state, we are simply being presented with a criminal examination, which drifts into the surreal. The play contains adult situations and language so audience discretion is advised.
As is the case with most of McDonagh’s plays, it is funny and disturbing. McDonagh creates complex characters and stories that challenge the audience and lead to long discussions afterwards.
“The Pillowman” originally premiered on Broadway in 2004 and starred Billy Crudup and Jeff Goldblum. HART’s production will feature Colin Lasley, Justin Slack, Jack Ross, Steven Turner and Amy Hunt under the direction of Charles Mills.
“The Pillowman” will run Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for all adults and $6 for students.