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The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh

7 February 2013

Best Lead Actor – Jason Liebrecht – Austin Critics Table Award
Best Production of a Comedy – Austin Critics Table Nomination
Outstanding Production of a Comedy – B Iden Payne Nomination
Outstanding Director of a Comedy – B Iden Payne Nomination
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy – Jason Liebrecht – B Iden Payne Nomination
Outstanding Fight Choreography – B Iden Payne Nomination

Capital T presents

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

by Martin McDonagh

Directed by Mark Pickell

Scenic Design by Ia Enstera and Mark Pickell

Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony
Costume Design by Cheryl Painter

EXTENDED THRU JUNE 29

May 30-June 22

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm

Hyde Park Theatre 511 W 43rd St


“Sex to change the course of the world…” With this line from a personal ad, marine biology grad student Jules lures journalism student Jo to his subterranean lab-turned-apartment, where he studies fish sleep cycles for signs of the apocalypse. And so begins one hell of a blind date, and a hilarious play. Rising American playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb tackles our fascination with myths about the origins (and end!) of life with this clever, sharp-witted doomsday comedy.

 

Heads roll, shatter and blow in THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, the savagely funny, pitch-dark comedy by Martin McDonagh, the same playwright who brought you THE PILLOWMAN.

On a lonely road on the island of Inishmore, someone killed an Irish Liberation Army enforcer’s cat. He’ll want to know who when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland. He loves his cat more than life itself, and someone is going to pay.

 

“Absolutely TOP NOTCH…This show is a must see event” 

Austin American-Statesman

“A RIOTOUS, BLOOD-SOAKED NIGHT OF HILARITY”

Austin Lifestyle Magazine

“the rest of you who are curious as to how a play about kitty homicide can be one of the most intelligent and hysterical social satires in recent memory, I suggest you race to catch Capital T Theatre’s production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore”

– Austin Broadway World

 

“The cast is excellent, and director and scenic designer Mark Pickell’s meticulous realism creates some truly intense moments.”

– Austin American-Statesman

“Shocking, funny, violent, and unpredictable”

Austin Chronicle
Feels like KILL BILL meets SOUTH PARK, and the result is an evening of theater that is both hysterical and uncomfortable.”
-Austin Broadway World
 

“Jason Liebrecht delivers a compelling and rabid portrayal of the off-kilter officer, and Pickell’s excellent direction gives the show levels and pacing that keep the ferocity flowing smoothly without gushing out of steam.”

– Austin American-Statesman

“Martin McDonagh’s comedy is one of the funniest and most enjoyable productions of the year.”

– Austin Broadway World

“swiftly-paced, laugh-inducing bloodbath of a play by one of the best writers of the European stage, produced by one of the best companies in town.”

– Austin Lifestyle Magazine

Cast

Padraic – Jason Liebrecht

Mairead – Cassie Stewart

Donny – Lowell Bartholomee

Davey – Wes Raitt

Christy – Joey Hood

James – Robert Fisher

Brendan – Ryan Hamilton

Joey – Aaron Crawford


About the Playwright

Martin McDonagh- Playwright

As a playwright, Mr. McDonagh has twice won the Olivier Award — for THE PILLOWMAN and THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE — and been nominated for the Tony Award four times. His other plays include THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, THE LONESOME WEST, A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, and THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LENANE. The latter was the first of his plays to be produced, at Galway’s Druid Theatre and London’s Royal Court Theatre. Born in London to Irish parents, Mr. McDonagh’s works have been translated and staged in 41 countries to date.  As a filmaker has written and directed In Bruges, and more recently Seven Psychopaths.  His film Six Shooter won an Academy Award.