The Lieutenant of Inishmore
September 26 - October 21, 2018
DARKLY COMEDIC TALE OF REVENGE
The Stage kicks off Season 36 with the Obie-winning play ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ by acclaimed playwright Martin McDonagh; writer, director, and producer of this year’s Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. McDonagh’s work is built into the fabric of San Jose Stage Company’s mission to illuminate the human condition. Lieutenant of Inishmore marks the fifth of McDonagh’s plays to take The Stage. Other productions include; The Pillowman, The Lonesome West, A Skull in Connemara, & The Beauty Queen of Leenane.
This edge of your seat satirical comedy jabs at the absurdity of terrorist mentality. Set in 1993 the play follows “Mad Padraic”, an Irish Liberation Officer whose methods test the limits of violence within the organization, and his quest for revenge. After receiving threatening news regarding his beloved cat ‘Wee Thomas’ he immediately returns to his home on the Island of Inishmore. Fueled by passion, he loves his cat more than life itself and someone is going to pay, Padraic sets out on a mission to avenge ‘Wee Thomas’ by any means necessary. This darkly comedic tale will have audiences captivated simultaneously in shock and laughter.