- The Pillowman
- 5/21/2022, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
- KMSC Law Performing Arts Theatre attached to the St. John Paul II Catholic School, 300 Arbour Hills Blvd.
The dark comedy, “The Pillowman” is a stunner of a play surrounding two siblings, Katurian and Michal, who are being held in prison under suspicion that the former may have murdered three small children in a way that eerily reflects tales they have written. McDonagh does not hold back on the horror as two hardened, and potentially violent, detectives of an unnamed totalitarian state attempt to get to the bottom of the crimes. This dark comedy from Martin McDonagh, the master of the horror-comedy, poses unanswerable questions: Can stories hold the power to cause atrocities? Where is the line between truth and folklore? Drawing on inspiration as diverse as The Grimm Brothers, Hans Christen Anderson, and Antonin Artaud, The Pillowman is a dark, twisty, and utterly unforgettable masterpiece from one of Ireland’s most treasured writers.