submitted By Anthony Renaldi
The Pillowman, is a 2003 play in three acts by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. This black comedy tells the story of Katurian (Jimmy Van Buren), an amoral writer of fiction, who lives in an unnamed totalitarian state and who is interrogated regarding the gruesome content of his short stories because they closely resemble recent child murders in his town.
By Mike Logothetis
Somewhere at the confluence of Poe, Kafka and Tarantino lies Martin McDonagh’s spellbinding play,The Pillowman. While some would label this as black comedy, I believe it is more dramatic realism. The feelings I had when processing the Chapel Street Players production on my walk home from the theater dealt more with unhealthy realistic possibilities than with sinister “what ifs.”
But my own petty internal arguments should not stop you from getting a ticket to this week’s final run of shows — because this is a play you should experience.
The Diary of a Young Girl has become one of the most important texts of the Holocaust. The author of that diary, Annelies Marie Frank, better known to the world as Anne Frank, became one of the most tragic and certainly one of the most debated Jewish victims of that horrific period in world history.