“Right at this moment, I don't care if they kill me. I don't care. But they're not going to kill my stories. They're not going to kill my stories. They're all I've got.” - Katurian Katurian
Written by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Nicole-Ann Thomas
Production designed by Christopher Ling
Original Soundtrack & Soundscape by Vale Wong
Featuring Qahar Aqilah, Arief Hamizan, Phraveen Arikiah, Ivan Chan, Esther Liew, Vinna Law, Vale Wong and Marvin Wong
Karturian Karturian is a storyteller. However, he’s being held in an interrogation room and being questioned by two police officers of the totalitarian regime he’s a citizen of. As the interrogation begins, so does the blurring between truth and fantasy. Where does the fairy tale end, and where does the truth begin?
Comedic in the bleakest of moments, THE PILLOWMAN explores the power of narrative, and the power of the writer - not only how dangerous they can be, but at the same time how they are so important. Martin McDonagh, hailed by some as “the first great dramatist of the 21st Century” - discusses in brutal fashion the necessity of freedom of speech, without it there being no freedom of thought. It is a play that remains as relevant as ever more than a decade since its first reading, especially in today’s fast-paced information culture.
Winner of the 2004 Laurence Oliver Award for Best New Play, the 2005 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Foreign Play as well as a nomination for the 2005 Tony Awards for Best Play - Martin McDonagh’s THE PILLOWMAN has been brought to audiences across the globe, from Broadway, Iran, Turkey, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore amongst many other countries, in many languages.
In it’s Malaysian production, THE PILLOWMAN is directed by theatrethreesixty’s founding partner Nicole-Ann Thomas. Featuring a diverse and talented cast of actors, it is set to capture your imaginations at the Enfiniti Academy Black Box from 20 July to 30 July, 2017.
This amateur production of “The Pillowman” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
Evenings: Thu, July 20 to Sat, July 22 & Tue, July 25th to Sat, July 29th at 8.30pm
Matinees: Sun, July 23rd and Sun, July 30th at 3pm
Enfinity Academy Blackbox
No 28, Jalan PJU 5/20D, The Encorp Strand,
Kota Damansara PJU 5, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor