The Pillowman

By Martin McDonagh

Directed by Micheal Herman

The most recent offering from celebrated Irish playwright Martin McDonagh (The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore). A writer of dark, ghoulish fables gets dragged in for questioning when a series of grisly murders seem to be echoing his stories. The Pillowman is a darkly comic horror story about just how dangerous art can be.

Produced by Mercury Players at Evjue Stage, Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin St. Madison, WI

Performances: January 18 - February 2, 2008

Performance Times: 8 pm / Sundays 2 pm

Ticket Prices: $15

Call 608-661-9696 ext. 5 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Mercury Players Theatre is holding auditions for “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, a darkly comic horror story about a writer whose stories get him in trouble. 4-5 men 20-50, 1-2 woman 30+, 1 boy and 1 girl. Parents be advised, this is not a children’s play. Production opens Jan. 8. Auditions: Sept. 18 and 19, 7-10 pm, Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison, Wisconsin.   No preparation required. Hold Sept. 23 for callbacks. Info, producer Casey Grimm, (608) 335-1876 or