The Pillowman

Martin McDonagh

August 10th - 18th, 2012
The Factory Theatre

Tickets

  • Advance: $20
  • Door: $25
  • Student Rush: $10

Show Synopsis

In the confines of an interrogation room in a totalitarian regime, writer Katurian bears his responsibility to storytelling under the threat of pain and sacrifice. A resemblance between his most violent modern fairy tales—those depicting mutilation and murder of children—and several horrific crimes under investigation casts suspicion on Katurian and his childlike brother Michal. With the police prepared to go to any lengths necessary to solve the case, the brothers are forced to relive the traumatic events of their upbringing through the lens of Katurian’s writings.

When & Where

Show Dates

August 2012
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
5
6
7
8
9
10
8P
11
8P
12
2P
13
14
15
16
8P
17
8P
18
8P

Venue

The Factory Theatre
791 Tremont Street
Boston, MA
 

Media & Links

Media Release (95kB)

Program (194kB)

Cast Announcement

Meet the cast of The Pillowman

Master of Puppets Interview: Matthew Woellert

"With this, we’re inviting the audience into this world of “puppet story time” only to break their preconceived notions by showing some decidedly non-wholesome stuff. It kind of messes with your mind."

Review: New England Theatre Geek

"In this bitter tragicomedy, playwright Martin McDonagh asks tough questions about the responsibility of art and crime.The actors manage to do an impressive job with the twisted police procedural material." -Gillian Daniels

Review: MyTheatre

"Every single aspect of this show was well-thought out and well executed. ... This is one of the best shows I’ve seen all year." -Elizabeth Ramirez

2012 MyTheatre Awards Nominees

• Nomination for Best Actor (Regional): Cameron Beaty Gosselin
• Nomination for Best Supporting Actress (Regional): Juliet Bowler
• Nomination for Best Director (Regional): Sarah Gazdowicz
• Nomination for Best Production (Regional): The Pillowman

2013 IRNE Nominations

• Nomination for Best Sound Design: Chris Larson
• Nomination for Best Puppet Appearance: The Pillowman

MyTheatre Awards Nominee Interview Series: Juliet Bowler

"I am thrilled beyond belief at this nomination – totally took me by surprise. But the power in that show was the whole cast and crew. Anyone who saw it, who enjoyed it, should know so many people worked so hard to bring it to life."

MyTheatre Awards Nominee Interview Series: Cameron Beaty Gosselin

"A long time ago an actor told me, 'If you can see yourself happy doing anything other than acting, not happier but happy, do that.' This was the show that taught me I can’t be happy doing anything else."

2012 MyTheatre Award Winners

• Winner for Best Supporting Actress (Regional): Juliet Bowler
• Winner for Best Regional Production: The Pillowman

Jules Becker's 'Best of Theater' 2012

"Audience members on the threshold of the interrogation room in director Sarah Gazdowicz’s powerfully intense revival of the Kafkaesque Martin McDonagh play. Superb puppet design by Matthew Woellert for visualized tales."
Poster

Cast

Production Staff