THE PILLOWMAN to Open at The Broadwater MainStage in April

The dark comedy by playwright Martin McDonagh opens on April 4th at The Broadwater (MainStage).

By: Feb. 11, 2024
THE PILLOWMAN to Open at The Broadwater MainStage in April

In 2023, after an incredible 17-week run of Bill W. and Dr. Bob directed by Ronnie Marmo at Theatre 68, four cast members came together with the intention to build upon the artistic connections they had created. The Ektelo Theatre Group was born and THE PILLOWMAN is their debut production.

The blackest of dark comedies, Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Banshees of the Inisherin, In Bruges) does not hold back on the horror in this electrifying and savagely funny Olivier award-winning play. The production, directed by Brian Allman (Director of Education & Community Engagement at The Geffen Playhouse), opens April 4th at THE BROADWATER MAIN STAGE.


This show is a stunner of a play In a totalitarian state a writer is interrogated by the authorities about a series of murders that bear a striking similarity to his work. Is this life imitating art or something more sinister? When the writer's mentally impaired sibling is also brought in for questioning this police procedural takes spellbinding twists and turns.

This black comedy, widely regarded as one of the greatest plays of the past 25 years, examines the role of the artist in society and asks, what price do we pay for freedom of expression? A hypnotic blend of savagery, suspense, macabre fairytale, and the blackest of gallows humor, THE PILLOWMAN is a powerful, potent, and provocative tour de force.

The play originally opened at the Royal National Theatre in London, in 2005 it debuted on Broadway, and in 2023, it was revived in London's West End. It has received numerous awards and outstanding critical acclaim.

THE PILLOWMAN is a fictional play that deals with adult themes of a sensitive nature. Recommended age 16+.


The creative team includes Playwright Martin McDonagh, Director Brian Allman, Producer Ektelo Theatre Group, Publicity Sandra Kuker PR (Sandra Kuker-Franco), Set Design Daniel T. McCann, and Lighting Designer Andy Nevarez.


The cast includes Steven R. O'Brien as Katurian, Daniel T. McCann as Tupolski, Paul Ian Stanley as Ariel, and Kimberly Demarse as Michal.


The Broadwater Main Stage - 1076 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA. 90038

Thursday, April 4 & 11, Friday, April 5 & 12, Saturday, April 6 & 13 at 8pm

Sunday, April 7 & 14 at 3pm

Tickets:  $35. Running Time: 145 minutes.

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