The Pillowman, Seussical
Opens Sept. 28 at the Lord Leebrick Theatre.
This Martin McDonagh tour de force melds shockingly funny moments with equally (or more) shockingly violent and terrifying scenes, mixing a story about the power of the state with the power of the pen and the responsibilities embodied in creativity, not to mention the wellspring of that creativity. Or maybe it’s all an elaborate joke; who would believe this story, anyway? Buy tickets quickly; this play that sandblasted audience sensibilities in New York a few years ago and Portland at Center Stage last year doesn’t run for long, and the Leebrick’s a small theater, which should make the play that much more powerful. Show dates are Sept. 28-29, Oct. 4-7, 11-14 & 18-20. Tix available at www.lordleebrick.com or 465-1506.
Opens Sept. 28 at Actors Cabaret of Eugene. Show dates are Sept. 28-29, Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-21 & 26-28 and Nov. 3-4 at ACE & Nov. 9-10 at the Hult. Tix available by calling ACE at 683-4368 or, for the Hult, at www.hultcenter.org or 682-5000.