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The Lonesome West at University of Denver


2/25/2021 - 3/7/2021


University of Denver


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University of Denver

Martin McDonagh

A return to Leenane and one of Jobsite's favorite playwrights! Jobsite has previously produced McDonagh's The Pillowman, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane. The Lonesome West is part of a trio of plays all set in the small town of Leenane in rural western Ireland. Valene and Coleman, two brothers living alone in their father's house after his recent death, find it impossible to exist without the most massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics. Only Father Welsh, the local priest, is prepared to try to reconcile the two before their petty squabblings spiral into vicious and bloody carnage. A shotgun, a new stove, a collection of plastic saints, a pretty young girl, and more poteen than you could swing a dead cat at – what could possibly go wrong?

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