The Pillowman

Heads Up Productions is performing Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman.  Performances are Thursday, July 7th through Saturday, July 9th at 8 pm and Sunday, July 10th at 2 pm.  Tickets are $5 and available at the door.  Reservations can be made online or by calling 330.990.5138.

Ben Brantley from the New York Times called The Pillowman, “Energizing…A blindingly bright black comedy.”  The play tells the tale of Katurian, 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 brutal child murders.  This production is an unflinching examination of the purpose of art and the nature of artistic responsibility.

Photo by PeaSea Photography

Daring to explore new techniques, Heads Up is creating this show using The Method of Physical Actions.  The Method of Physical Actions was developed by Stanislavski, the father of modern acting technique, to enable actors to live truthfully onstage.

This technique helps the actors to create startling, immediate performances that sizzle in the summer heat.  This production also marks Heads Up’s journey into mask work.

The ensemble includes:

Amy Spencer
Tyler Hodges
Kim Woodworth
Brian Jackson
TJ Jozsa
Rosilyn Jentner
Antonia Villalon

Director: Benjamin Rexroad
Stage Manager: Dan Ward

Visit The Pillowman page for more information or to make reservations!

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