Summer 2019 Events

The Great Lakes Shorts Festival will feature eight 10 minutes plays written by national and regional playrights.

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$10 General Admission

Friday, July 26th 7:30pm

Saturday, July 27th 7:30pm

North Star, the committee for non-traditional theatre will be putting on a production of

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$15 Admission

Contains Mature Content - Recommended for 16+ due to disturbing subject matter, graphic descriptions of violence, murder, & adult language. 

The Pillowman is a 2003 play by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. It received its first public reading in an early version at the Finborough Theatre, London, in 1995. 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.

Praise for The Pillowman:

Energizing…a blindingly bright black comedy…[what makes] the unsettling and exhilarating new play from Mr. McDonagh…so gripping as theater is how narrative art becomes the play’s and the character’s very life blood.
— NY Times
[McDonagh is] a dangerously prodigious master of theatrical form with a talent that goes far deeper than most people understand…THE PILLOWMAN [is] thoroughly startling and genuinely intimidating.”
— Chicago Tribune