EvCC’s ‘Pillowman’ a dark comedy that explores fiction, reality

Everett Community College students will perform Martin McDonah’s intense, dark comedy “The Pillowman” at 7:30 p.m. May 29, 30 and 31 and June 5, 6 and 7 in room 120 of Baker Hall on the college campus.

In “The Pillowman,” the threat of execution looms as four individuals, all damaged irrevocably by their childhoods, desperately fight to decipher fiction from reality.

Two policemen in a totalitarian dictatorship accuse an author, Katurian, and his mentally handicapped brother, Michal, of child murders resembling three of Katurian’s horrific children’s stories.

Ultimately, Katurian must choose between his own fate, his brother’s and that of his fictional creations that seem to have taken on a life of their own.

The cast includes Dylan Malgazzini, Geoff Kuth, Alex DeRoest, Timothy Prater, Nevin Phair, Chelsea Burlile and Nicole Greyson.

The play is directed by Kristina Sutherlan Rowell. The production staff includes Elizabeth Barrett, Daniel Lund and Noah Holland.

The play includes mature, adult, graphic content and explicit language. The play is not appropriate for children. Viewers must be at least 10 years old to attend.

Admission is by donation. For more information, call 425-388-9525.

Talk to us

More in Life

A glorious example of Gothic architecture, Reims Cathedral's construction began in 1211. Around the back of the church, flying buttresses are hard at work, supporting the massive structure.
Rick Steves’ Europe: Bubbly, historic Reims: The toast of France’s Champagne country

Imagine that happy day around 1700 when the monk Dom Pérignon, after much fiddling with the double fermentation of his grape juice, stumbled onto a bubbly delight.

When to get professional help for your child

Here are some of the signs that a consultation with a mental health expert is in order.

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives are slated to perfom June 13 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. (Associated Press)
Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Country star Marty Stuart and his band, the Fabulous Superlatives, are performing in Edmonds on June 13.

Fishy experience at a bar in Istanbul ends up in a $7,853 charge

Nicholas Butler is robbed by criminals who prey on tourists. Will Wells Fargo step up and help him undo the charges?

Dolly Hunnicutt holds onto a metal raccoon cutout while looking through metal wildflowers at the Freeborn Metal Art booth during the first day of Sorticulture on Friday, June 9, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sorticulture brings gardening galore, fun by the bushel at 130 booths

“Every year there’s something different to see,” one attendee said at the opening of the three-day festival in downtown Everett.

Photo by Patricia Guthrie   This old medicine bottle from Lee’s Pharmacy in Seattle was found in the dirt outside the log cabin.
A long-hidden cabin emerges from the mists of time on Whidbey

Demolition of a dilapidated farmhouse in Langley reveals an entombed log cabin that might be 150 years old.

Multiple signs at Boxcar Park alert park users to a ban on kites at the park “effective immediately” on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett’s Boxcar Park cuts strings with kite flyers due to power lines

Safety is the reason for the ban at the park with the perfect breeze for kite flying.

People begin parading down First Street with a giant balloon “PRIDE” during Snohomish’s inaugural Pride celebration on Saturday, June 3, 2023, in downtown Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Your guide to Pride in Snohomish County

Mark your calendars; Pride Month is upon us.

Twin sisters Lyndsay Lamb (left) and Leslie Davis (right), co-hosts of HGTV's Unsellable Houses. (Photo provided)
Meet and greet HGTV’s ‘Unsellable Houses’ twin sister stars in Snohomish on Friday

Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis have made Lamb & Co. a #twinwin home-selling, home-goods brand.

Most Read