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Arts / Entertainment

'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' Aug. 19-22

August 19, 2010

The characters in Irish playwright Martin McDonagh's play, 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore,' are perfect foils for one another. They are either hard-boiled and outrageously sadistic or hostages to this cruelty. The violence is enough over-the-top to be absurdly funny. CSU's Young Producers' Organization presents the play (nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2006) Aug. 19 through the 22.

Aug. 19-22
8 p.m. nightly
University Center for the Arts
2nd floor acting lab

Young Producers’ Organization (a pre-professional student organization) welcomes new and returning students for Ram Welcome weekend and extends an invitation to a production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. The production is an entirely student-run show. 

About the play

In a review of a production of the play by the Atlantic Theater Company, The New York Times wrote, "McDonagh's characters are defined almost exclusively by the restlessness born of boredom or the warped sense of accomplishment that comes from killing."

The Lieutenant of Inishmore is best described as unsettling, absurd, black comedy. The play is the story of an insane leader of the Irish National Liberation Army who’s best friend – a cat – has been killed.

The play rolls on with violence tempered by humor. The Irish playwright’s Broadway production received a 2006 Tony Award nomination for Best Play.

Performance dates (8 p.m. nightly)

  • Thursday, Aug. 19
  • Friday, Aug. 20
  • Saturday, Aug. 21
  • Sunday, Aug. 22

Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603