The Lieutenant of Inishmore: Dark Comedy from the Writer of In Bruges
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The last date listed for The Lieutenant of Inishmore was Sunday May 24, 2009 / 2:00pm.
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“Razor sharp… This is a terrific play about a serious subject that’s touched with a Monty Pythonesque insanity.” —The Guardian [UK]
“Best bloody play I ever saw… Its singular playwright has us laughing at our blackest fears.” —New York Observer
“It’s perversely amusing and alarmingly real. Audience members regularly scream in shock.” —The Washington Post
Written by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Les Waters
April is the cruelest—and most hilarious—month, when Les Waters lets loose with another shocking script from Martin McDonagh.
In 2007, the Obie Award-winning director scored a direct hit with his extended run of The Pillowman_; since then, the Oscar Award-winning author released his first feature film, _In Bruges. Now Berkeley Rep reenlists these seasoned artists for another vicious comedy.
The Lieutenant of Inishmore employs explosive dialogue and a perfectly oiled plot that is brutal, bloody, yet irresistibly funny. As part of an I.R.A. splinter group, Padraic thinks nothing of murdering and mutilating his enemies—but the sudden death of his beloved cat leaves him heartbroken. Amidst the comedy and carnage, McDonagh delivers cutting commentary on the endless cycle of violence that engulfs our world.
Martin McDonagh was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe this year for his first feature film, In Bruges_. He already earned an Oscar for his short film Six Shooter_, four Tony nominations for Best Play and England’s prestigious Olivier Award for The Pillowman. The New Yorker places him on the highest plane of playwrights, pointing out that he’s the “first dramatist since Shakespeare to have four works professionally produced on the London stage in a single season!”
Les Waters won an Obie Award for Big Love_ and his shows have ranked among the Top 10 Plays of 2007 in Time Magazine_, 2006 in the New York Times_ and 2005 in Time Out New York_. His recent hits here at home include The Glass Menagerie, The Pillowman andTRAGEDY: a tragedy.