A play by Academy Award-winning and Tony-nominated playwright Martin McDonagh will open Theatrix’s 2012-2013 season.
The production of “The Pillowman,” runs at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-28 in the Temple Building’s Lab Theatre. It is directed by Dennis Henry as part of curriculum requirements for a Masters of Fine Arts director.
“Pillowman” follows a series of gruesome child murders that are shocking similarity to short stories written by Katurian — the prime suspect. Katurian’s brutal interrogation by police exposes his secret past and unveils the bizarre world of “The Pillowman.” In this black comedy where fantasy and reality blur and where torture and compassion intertwine, Katurian might be a monster, a victim, or a hero.
The content of this show is mature and not suitable for all audiences.
Tickets are $6 and available at http://www.unltheatretickets.com or at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.
Cast members are Mike Lee, Cale Yates, Nate Ruleaux, Devon Schovanec, Harper Anderson, Grant Alsup and Mary Pinnell. All but Pinnell are theatre majors in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.
Scenic design is by Christine Donaughy, technical theater graduate student. Lighting design is by Clay VanWinkle, a graduate lighting student; Richard McDermott, a technical theater major is in charge of sound design. Amy Avila, a technical theater major, designed the costumes. Lauren Bunk, technical theater major, oversaw properties. Matt Rightmire, a graduate student in technical theater, is technical director. Maggie Austin, a double major in performance directing and management, is stage manager.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/ipu