PHOTO CALL: A Look Back at Martin McDonagh's Work in NYC
05 Mar 2010
Martin McDonagh's latest dark comedy, A Behanding in Spokane, opened on Broadway March 4. Playbill.com takes a look back, in pictures, at the playwright's previous work.
McDonagh, known for his biting, darkly comic style, penned the plays The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lonesome West, The Pillowman and The Lieutenant of Inishmore — all seen on Broadway (and Tony Award-nominated). Off-Broadway has also seen productions of his The Cripple of Inishmaan (twice) and A Skull in Connemara. He earned an Academy Award for his first foray into film with the short, "Six Shooter," and followed it up with an Academy Award nomination for his feature-length "In Bruges."
Here is a look back at McDonagh's work in New York:
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.