Threefold Productions to present 'The Pillowman' at MIX
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McDonagh’s Tony-nominated script follows an unsuccessful author and his emotionally stunted brother as they are interrogated by two bulldog policemen about their suspected involvement in a recent string of child murders. This unrelenting story illustrates characters in a fight for life and legacy while they grapple with struggles of identity and morality.
In a press release, director Sarah Lucas said of the decision to produce this work, “I have always loved taking challenging, big shows and finding a way to make them work in small spaces. I think the intimacy that the MIX Studio Theater offers will only enhance the general (discomfort) of the piece and force myself, my designers, and my cast to find a new way to tell this story.”
Company members decided to also include a fundraiser in the form of a book drive to benefit both patrons and the community. Threefold Productions is offering a dollar discount to any patron who brings at least one book to donate to the Ypsilanti Library. The company sees it as a win-win situation - customers get cheaper tickets while contributing to a good cause (and, considering the importance of storytelling to the show, a relevant one). "The Pillowman" stars Evan Mann, Alastar Dimitrie, Sean Sabo, Jon Ager, Monica Kozakiewicz, Julia Garlotte, and Zac Hendrickson and directed by Sarah Lucas will open September 21 and will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through October 13 at Ypsilanti’s MIX Studio Theatre, at 8 N. Washington St. in Ypsilanti, with an additional industry performance on Wednesday, Sept. 26 (also 8 p.m.). The show contains some graphic content and may not be suitable for children. Tickets can reserved on online at www.threefoldproductions.org and are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.
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