A Girl (Crystal Gimaldo of Galena Park, seated) is interrogated by detectives Ariel (Richard Turner, from Friendswood, left) and Tupolski (Joe Franco, from Houston) in a scene from San Jacinto College’s production of “The Pillowman.” Photo by Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing department.
College to show acclaimed dark drama ‘Pillowman’
Rob Vanya, October 1, 2012
The San Jacinto College Central theatre and film department will present the award-winning dark drama “The Pillowman,” an adults-only play written by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh.
Performance dates are Oct. 11, 12, 13 and 14, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain each night. The show is rated “R” for adult language, violence, and graphic scenes, and will be staged in the Powell Arena Theatre on the San Jacinto College Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena.
“The Pillowman” won a Tony Award, a New York Drama Critics Award, and the 2004 Olivier Award in London for Best New Play. The story revolves around 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 child murders. The play is billed as “an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.”
Tickets will go on sale on Oct. 8. Admission is $10 per person, or $8 for any tickets that are picked up at the box office two days prior to a performance. For reservations, please call the box office at 281-476-1828. The box office, located in the Powell Arena Theatre lobby, is open Monday through Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“The Pillowman” will also be the Central Campus’ entry into the American College Theatre Festival, with a performance on Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. The festival, featuring performances by several colleges and universities, will be held Oct. 18-20 at the Central Campus.
For more information about fine arts programs at San Jacinto College, visit arts.sanjac.edu.
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