Directed by Omnium Gatherum's Will Frears, McDonagh's dark tale will play the New Jersey theatre Feb. 21-March 19, 2006. The Pillowman replaces the previously announced The Afghan Women, which will now be presented during the 2006-2007 season.
In a statement, George Street Artistic Director David Saint said, "George Street Playhouse is thrilled to be able to present one of the first productions since the acclaimed Broadway and London runs of this extraordinary new play by a gifted writer who has really turned the theatre world upside down with this imaginative and haunting new work."
Casting for The Pillowman will be announced shortly.
The Broadway run of The Pillowman began March 21 and officially opened April 10, playing 23 previews and 208 regular performances before closing Sept. 18. The company — under the direction of John Crowley — featured Billy Crudup, Jeff Goldblum, Zeljko Ivanek and Michael Stuhlbarg.
The George Street Playhouse is located in New Brunswick, NJ at 9 Livingston Avenue. Call (732) 246-7717 for tickets or visit www.GSPonline.org.