Ben Brantley, New York Times
2 reviews, average rating:(4.8 Stars)
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Award-winning playwright Martin McDonagh's (The Pillowman, The Beauty Queen of Leenane) scorchingly black comedy, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is set in 1993 in County Galway on the rocky island of Inishmore, off the coast of Ireland. Padraic is a terrorist with no feeling for those he blows up, but has an obsessive attachment to Thomas, his beloved cat.
But someone has killed poor wee Thomas. Was it an accident or an execution? Either way, the death must be concealed before 'Mad Padraic' returns from a stint of torture and bombing. Otherwise the recriminations will be horrifying.
Previews from: 18th April 2006
Opened: 3rd May 2006
Closed: 3rd September 2006
Audience: The Lieutenant of Inishmore may be inappropriate for children aged 18 and under. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Lyceum Theater.
Run Time: Two hours 5 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
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