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This season was cancelled due to the Covid Shutdown in Victoria

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Friday 20 August 2021 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 21 August 2021 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday 21 August 2021 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Thursday 26 August 2021 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday 27 August 2021 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 28 August 2021 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday 28 August 2021 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Powderkeg Players Presents The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh opening August 20th, directed by Samuel Chappel.The play received the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2004-5 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play, and two Tony Awards for production.

McDonagh’s subject is clear: the dangerous power of literature.The hero, Katurian, is a writer who has been arrested by the police in a totalitarian state. His crime is not, as we initially assume, political subversiveness: it is that his short stories, dwelling on persecuted children, bear a resemblance to some child murders.

Although Katurian protests his innocence, it transpires that his brother has admitted to the crimes implementing Katurian. The question facing him is whether he should sacrifice his own life and that of his brother in order to ensure the preservation of his stories.

The play contains both narrations and reenactments of several of Katurian’s stories. 

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