Star Trek's Chris Pine Stars in Dark Comedy Lieutenant of Inishmore
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Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations, The Laramie Project) directs Obie Award-winning writer-performer Daniel Beaty in this solo show spotlighting the life and work of legendary singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson. It's the amazing true story of the Columbia Law School graduate and early NFL player, who gained notoriety in London by starring in Show Boat and Othello, and recording deep-voiced renditions of spirituals, like his famed "Ol' Man River." But he was also known as an outspoken civil-rights and social-justice activist who became a target of the McCarthy hearings. Buoyed by a live musical combo, The Tallest Tree in the Forest mixes poetic storytelling with 14 songs, including "Happy Days Are Here Again," and finds Beaty portraying more than 20 characters, with "signature wit, grit and piercing lyricism" (The New York Times). Learn More
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I LOVE it - it is a MUST SEE! If you liked In Burges - you'll love this! The cast and direction - phenomenal - set - sound - special effects - equally phenomenal. Chris Pine is a standout – hooray for a bonafide movie-star that comes from theatre!
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“If Monty Python has ever tackled the issue of Irish terrorism, they might have created something as wild, as brilliant and as weirdly exhilarating as The Lieutenant of Inishmore_.”—_NY Daily News
“The good people of Inishmore cordially invite you to watch them paint the town red — a vivid, sticky red that comes, as the phrase goes, straight from the heart.“—”Ben Brantley_, The New York Times_":http://theater.nytimes.com/2006/02/28/theater/reviews/28inis.html?pagewanted=1
Olivier Award-winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman) makes comedy from carnage in this highly theatrical — and unapologetically bloody — romp.
Padraic (played by Chris Pine) is a handsome, dedicated terrorist deemed too mad for the IRA. He takes a break from torturing “valid targets” and blowing up fast food restaurants when he hears that his best friend in the world, a beloved cat, is doing poorly.
Critics raved and gasped over this 2006 Tony Award® Best Play nominee. You can decide for yourself when the original Broadway director stages this daring and disturbingly intoxicating dark comedy.
Directed by Wilson Milam (Tony-nominated for directing the Broadway production of this play), the cast of The Lieutenant of Inishmore features (in alphabetical order) Ian Alda, Andrew Connolly, Coby Getzug, Seán G. Griffin, Kevin Kearns, Zoe Perry, Chris Pine and Brett Ryback.