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Curtain times:
8 p.m. for Friday, and Saturday performances.

7:30 p.m. for Thursday performances
2 p.m. for Sunday matinees.

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May 18 - June 2, 2018
THE LONESOME WEST
a dark comedy by Martin McDonagh
 


 

Carpenter Square Theatre presents the Oklahoma City premiere of “The Lonesome West” by Martin McDonagh May 18-June 2, 2018. Set on the west coast of Ireland, the dark comedy displays the hilarious and dark sides of small-town life with a cast of quirky characters. All performances are at the theater, located at 800 W. Main in downtown Oklahoma City.

Two brothers plus one inheritance equals a lot of bad behavior in this dark Irish comedy written by Martin McDonagh, the award-winning writer-director of the films "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," "In Bruges," and "Seven Psychopaths." To add to the troubles, rumors are flying through the village of Leenane that their recently buried father may have been murdered by one of the brothers over a haircut related insult. The local parish priest and a schoolgirl from the village, who supplies their bootleg moonshine, both attempt to keep the brothers from quarreling with often hilarious results.

When the brothers try to break the pattern, a kind of confession-and-contrition game emerges, and instead of putting the past behind them, their apologies become new weapons to open old wounds. One wonders if they will stay locked in a battle of adolescent squabbling forever. All in all, McDonagh’s modern Cain and Abel tale is funny and grim and often shocking.

Michael Relland stars as Coleman Connor, the brother who weaves between jolly and malevolent. He is joined by Rick Lockett as Valene Connor, the petty, greedy, younger brother with a stunning collection of religious figurines. Matthew Moreillon portrays Father Welsh, their young parish priest who drinks too much and is filled with doubts about almost everything he should hold dear. Alexis Perry and Katlyn Skaggs are rotating in the role of Girleen Kelleher, the schoolgirl who peddles her father’s moonshine and is in love with Father Welsh. Rhonda Clark directs the cast of unique, quirky characters and also serves as costume designer with Erica Tschida assisting as stage manager. Ben Hall is in charge of the set design and execution, and Jay C. Schardt is the lighting designer.

Playwright McDonagh is now known as much - or more - for his directing and screenplays as his stage plays. His most recent film, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," won two Golden Globe Awards this year, including Best Screenplay for McDonagh, and had seven Academy Award nominations. Other films include "In Bruges" and "Seven Psychopaths", and he won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for "Six Shooter" in 2006. McDonagh is an award-winning playwright, also, and "The Lonesome West" was nominated for a Tony Award. His plays have received numerous nominations and awards in London and New York. Previously, Carpenter Square has produced "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" and "The Cripple of Inishmaan." Other theaters in the metro area have produced "The Pillowman" and "A Behanding in Spokane."

Born and raised in London, McDonagh is the son of Irish parents, and holds dual British and Irish citizenship. Six of his plays are set in Ireland - three in Leenane, County Galway and three others are set on small islands off the west coast of Ireland.

The play is rated PG-13 for strong language and adult subject matter.

“The Lonesome West” is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Allied Arts, and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund.  Season Sponsors include Ed and Janet Bucknell and Mel and Cindy Ables.  Costume Sponsors are James and Janet Bristow and the estate of Ann Eggers.  Ticket Sponsors are Danny and Michele Bell.

 

For tickets, please call: (405) 232-6500.

Performances:

Friday May 18 8 p.m.  (Followed by Opening Night Party)
Saturday May 19 8 p.m.  (Followed by Theatre Exchange)
Thursday May 24 7:30 p.m.  
Friday May 25 8 p.m.  
Saturday May 26 8 p.m.  
Sunday May 27 2 p.m.  Matinee
Thursday May 31 7:30 p.m.  
Friday June 1 8 p.m.  
Saturday June 2 8 p.m.  

  


 
 
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Updated: May 12, 2018


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