The Pillowman: A Dark Comedy with a Multi-Media Twist

Posted in Community News, Theater and Dance

July 1, 2015

Martin McDonagh’s Pulitzer-Prize nominated play, “The Pillowman,” opens in the Whidbey Island Fairground’s black box theater on Friday, July 10 and runs through Saturday, July 25. The dark comedy is produced by OutCast Productions. Director Katie Woodzick leads the cast of Max Cole-Takanikos, Ned Farley, Jim Scullin and Aaron Simpson.

With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka and the Brothers Grimm, “The Pillowman” centers on a writer in an unnamed 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.

What makes this production unique is the original, multi-media illustrations that actor Max Cole-Takanikos has created for the piece. These images, paired with music Ashley Eriksson composed specifically for this production, make this play a hilarious haunted house that will delight the senses.

The black box theater is located at 819 Camano Ave., Langley. Visit outcastproductions.net for more information. Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. All tickets for the Thursday, July 23 performance are $10. Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/wlm/1726326) or reserve seats and pay at the door by cash or check by emailing ocp@whidbey.com.

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