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.

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