The University of South Dakota Theatre Department will start off the spring performance season with the provocative and captivating play, "The Pillowman."
The play, which runs from Feb. 18-22, was written by Irish playwright Martin McDonaugh, author of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" and "The Lieutenant of Inishmore." Known for challenging his audience and facing controversy head on, McDonaugh develops stories that make people question the way they think about society, art, life and humanity.
The play’s main character, Katurian, is a fiction writer. In the story, police question Katurian because he writes short stories involving gruesome murders that actually happen.
The Pillowman will play 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18-20 and 22, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21. It contains adult themes and content.
The production will be held in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.