Bloody Fun: VA's Signature Presents Lieutenant Starting Sept. 23

News   Bloody Fun: VA's Signature Presents Lieutenant Starting Sept. 23
Signature Theatre's Washington, DC, premiere of the viciously bloody comic satire The Lieutenant of Inishmore begins Sept. 23, playing to Nov. 16 in Signature's ARK Theatre in Arlington, VA.

Tony Award nominee Martin McDonagh's violent comedy about terrorists, monomania and revenge is directed by Jeremy Skidmore and features Karl Miller as Padraic and John Lescault as his father Donny with Casie Platt as Mairead and Matthew McGloin as her brother Davey, Jason Stiles as James, Tim Getman as Christy, Michael Glenn as Brendan and Joe Isenberg as Joey.


According to Signature, "On a lonely road on the island of Inishmore, someone killed an Irish Liberation Army enforcer's cat. Padraic may be a terrorist, but he loves that cat more than life itself, and someone is going to pay for kitty's execution as soon as Padraic returns from his stint of torture and bombing in Northern Ireland. This witty, ironic, and wild look at the hypocrisy of violence escalates from mayhem to a hilarious surprise ending that leaves audiences gasping for breath."

Director Skidmore stated, "This playwright always pulls his audiences into aggressive worlds. And with the ultra-adrenaline pumped into this play, I think that everyone sitting in the 112-seat ARK should ready themselves for a real 'in-your-face' experience."

The creative team includes set designer Dan Conway, costume designer Kathleen Geldard, lighting designer Dan Covey, sound designer Mark Anduss and fight choreographer Dale Girard. Irish writer McDonagh's plays include Beauty Queen of Leenane, Cripple of Inishmaan and The Pillowman. He won an Academy Award for "Six Shooter," and wrote and directed the 2008 film "In Bruges."

The Lieutenant of Inishmore opens Sept. 28. For more information call Ticketmaster at (703) 573-7328 or visit

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