The Pillowman

Opened Jan 24, 2008
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From award-winning Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, The Pillowman is a viciously funny and seriously disturbing tale in which humor and pathos take center stage. In an unidentified totalitarian state, Katurian--a butcher by day, a writer of haunting fairy tales by night--faces a pair of interrogators from the local police force. It is his stories that have landed Katurian in prison, since the grisly child-murders described in his fables have inspired a string of copycat crimes. As the police resort to increasingly absurd and unconventional methods to crack the case, Katurian's stories come to life, blurring the line between fact and fiction, truth and storytelling.

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