|by Karen Handley • February 20, 2009|
The Wabash College Theater Department will present its third theater production of the season, The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, on February 25-28. The performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. each evening in the Experimental Theater in the Fine Arts Center.
With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, The Pillowman centers on a writer in an unamed 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. "The Pillowman [is] thoroughly starting and genuinely intimidating," says the Chicago Tribune.
The cast list includes Wabash students: Spencer Elliott as Katurian; Matthew Goodrich as Tupolski; Daniel Masterson as Ariel; and Luke Robbins as Michal. Stage Manager is Anthony Morton.
Wabash Associate Professor of Theater Michael Abbott is the director.
Seating for Theater productions will be by general admission, though free tickets are required for Theater productions.
For tickets contact the Fine Arts Center Box Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by phone: 765-361-6411. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. The box office will open 90 minutes before curtain time. Tickets not claimed at the Box Office 10 minutes prior to curtain will be released to the general public.
The final theater production for the 2008-2009 season will be The Importance of Being Earnest on April 22-25.
**The Pillowman deals with intense, mature subject matter and contains graphic language.