The Seeing Place Theater presents Martin McDonagh's Olivier Award-winning drama about the role and responsibility of the artist. More…
With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, "The Pillowman" centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.
See it if You trust the theater that is putting this on. I have seen this play done a bit better but I’ve also seen it done much worse
Don't see it if You don’t like plays that are very different unusual and scary at times. It’s also very long
See it if you love "The Pillowman", a classic McDonagh piece.
Don't see it if you love "The Pillowman". It doesn't do the text justice, and completely misses the mark on it being a "dark comedy".
See it if You appreciate intelligent writing, and deep subject matter that will spark meaningful conversations.
Don't see it if You get easily disturbed by bad things happening to children.
See it if you enjoy haunting, thought provoking and challenging plays that might make you slightly uncomfortable.
Don't see it if you are squeamish or easily disturbed.