by Martin McDonaugh
July 12-28, 2013
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 8:00 p.m.
Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. - click for map
Tickets available at https://www.wepay.com/events/the-pillowman
or visit www.7TowersTheatre.com for more info!
The 7 Towers Theatre Company continues its second season with Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, the story of a writer who is suspected of a series of murders that seem to be based on his dark fairy tales. As the play unfolds, the writer tells a number of his stories as he is interrogated by two increasingly brutal and violent police officers. The Pillowman, set in an unidentified totalitarian police state, asks difficult questions about freedom of speech and expression, and about the use of torture and force in police interrogations. Despite its violence, however, the play is darkly beautiful, ultimately arguing for the redemptive nature of the human spirit.
7 Towers is thrilled to partner with Austin-based visual artist Katie Rose Pipkin to bring the writer’s stories to life on stage. Katie Rose has created stunning characters and landscapes which transform the interrogation room in which the play takes place into a canvas for the writer’s imagination.
Puppetry Design by Katie Rose Pipkin
Starring Travis Bedard, David Boss, Stephen Price, and Aaron Black
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