The Lieutenant of Inishmore: Dark Comedy from the Writer of In Bruges
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An absurdist tragicomedy originally published in 1960, The Caretaker was Nobel Prize-winning writer Harold Pinter's first major success. Frequently likened to Samuel Beckett's classic Waiting for Godot, The Caretaker revolves around the mentally challenged Aston, the fast-talking tramp he invites to stay with him, and Mick (Aston's younger brother, housemate and caretaker). The Caretaker stands as a prime example of Pinter's masterful ability to mix darkness, humor and humanity. For this Imago Theatre production, Jerry Mouawad directs Allen Nause in the lead role. Learn More
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- "Gasps and laughter fill the house simultaneously." --<em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>
- "Best bloody play I ever saw." --<em>New York Observer</em>
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
By Martin McDonagh
Directed By Jon Kretzu
Filled with as much laughter as gore, this is a shockingly funny black comedy from one of today’s hottest Irish playwrights about blood, guts and a little black cat named Wee Thomas. This Monty Python-esque farce shows us to what extremes a man will go when his cat is killed. The fact that this man is an insane and ruthless Irish terrorist who thinks the IRA is “too soft” only makes the play funnier and more daring.
The Lieutenant of Inishmore was nominated for the 2006 Tony Award for Best Play. Artists Rep first introduced the playwright to Portland audiences in 2000 with their production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane.
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