Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Downtown Arts Center: The Pillowman (October 9 - November 2)

(A brief description lifted from wikipedia: "The Pillowman is a 2003 play by British playwright, Martin McDonagh. An especially dark black comedy, it tells the tale of Katurian, a fiction writer living in a police state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories , and their similarities to a number of bizarre child murders occurring in his town. The play received the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2004-5 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play, and two Tony Awards for production. It was nominated for the 2004 Evening Standard Award for Best New Play." Message below is from Leif.)

Top 6 reasons you should come see The Pillowman:

6. I get hurt.
5. I am somewhat of a villain for once (instead of Mr. Fezziwig or Bumble).
4. The play is dark AND funny, like Reece's Cups (except they're not funny, and they're not dark really, unless you get the dark chocolate ones).
3. I've been in lots and lots of plays, and this is the best-written one so far.
2. We say "arse" a bunch of times.
1. The Actors Guild of Lexington always puts on a good show, and unless I muck this one up, it will be no exception!

Here are the details:

- At the Downtown Arts Center in Lexington, Main Street, across from the public library.
- October 9 - November 2
- October 9 and 12th are pay-what-you-can performances.
- We perform every Friday (8pm), Saturday (8pm), and Sunday (2pm) until November 2.
- Tickets (besides pay-what-you-can performances): $25; $15 students.
- Here is the website for buying tickets (or you can buy them at the door or at the Downtown Arts Center)
- You may also call 859.225.0370 for tickets.

Hope to see you there! Unless you hate me. Then stay home.

Leif Erickson

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