This is the opening weekend of “A Behanding in Spokane” was last weekend at Theater Schmeater, and the show runs through February 23rd. Theater Schmeater is located on at 1500 Summit Ave., between Pike & Pine on Capitol Hill.
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Theater Schmeater is pleased to announce the opening production of our 2013 Season, Martin McDonagh’s quirky peek into the underbelly of Americana, A Behanding in Spokane. This darkly funny show opens on Friday January 25th and runs through February 23.
A Behanding in Spokane tells of Carmichael, a sometime drifter who is in pursuit of something very dear to him; something stolen from him at an early age; something he is willing to kill for. Ensconced in a dreadfully run-down hotel room, in an equally drab middle American city, Carmichael may have a hostage as leverage to regain his beloved item. A nosy and equally quirky hotel clerk keeps check on Carmichael and his inadvertent guest. Fuses are set, windows shattered, and mothers are called in Martin McDonagh’s twisted black comedy.
A Behanding in Spokane first played in New York in March 2010 starring Christopher Walken in the role of Carmichael. The play earned Walken a Tony award nomination for Best Actor. Not the first McDonagh play to exhibit the dark playful side of the universe, A Behanding in Spokane offers compelling twists and turns – the kind of maneuvers that only a gallon of gasoline and a malfunctioning Zippo can compel. With a host of film (In Bruges (2008) and Seven Psychopaths (2012)) and stage credits (The Lieutenant of Inshmore, and The Pillowman ), McDonagh has staked a claim as one of the most irreverent, and darkly funny, writers of our time.
A Behanding in Spokane features a talented cast of performers, with Gordon Carpenter as Carmichael, Corey Spruill as Toby, Hannah Mootz as Marilyn, and Brandon Ryan as Mervyn.
The stage design is by Michael Mowery, with lighting design by Maggie Lee, and props by Cole Hornady and Amy LaZert . Costume design is by Julia Evanovitch, and sound and original music is by Al Angel. The stage manager is Sarah Bixler, with Jessamyn Bateman-Iino the assistant stage manager. Peggy Gannon is directing the production.