Inishmore, Now Extended, Is a Bloody Hit at Berkeley Rep

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Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of Martin McDonagh's satire of terrorism and violence, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, will get six extra performances, now to May 24.
Blake Ellis
Blake Ellis Photo by Kevin Berne

Obie Award-winning director Les Waters directs the comedy, which includes a lot of stage blood at the Rep's Roda Theatre in Berkeley, CA. Performances began April 17. "We had such fun working on this show," Waters stated, "so it's wonderful to see audiences enjoy watching it as well. Martin McDonagh has a singular ability to mix the humorous with the horrible, confronting us with the incredible inconsistencies that exist in our everyday world. The resulting script is truly outrageous, and I'm grateful for the fine work of the actors, designers, and artisans on this production — not to mention the special-effects expert and our hardworking deck crew who mop up the mess night after night."

According to the Rep, "The Lieutenant of Inishmore employs explosive dialogue and a perfectly oiled plot that is brutal, bloody, yet irresistibly funny. As part of an I.R.A. splinter group, Padraic thinks nothing of murdering and mutilating his enemies — but the sudden death of his beloved cat leaves him heartbroken. Amidst the comedy and carnage, this provocative play delivers cutting commentary on the endless cycle of violence that engulfs our world."

The production features Michael Barrett Austin, Rowan Brooks, Molly Camp, James Carpenter, Blake Ellis as Padraic, Adam Farabee, Daniel Krueger and Danny Wolohan.

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