If you're a regular Brainy Gamer reader, you may have noticed I've posted a bit less frequently of late. That's because I've been working on my production of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, which opens tonight.
The Pillowman is a very dark comedy about a writer in a police state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their possible connection to a series of local child murders. It's a brilliant and provocative play that explores the nature of art and the explosive power of storytelling. I feel grateful for the chance to grapple with it over the last five weeks, and I'm proud of the work our actors have done bringing it to life.
I've missed playing and writing about games as often as I like, but these last five weeks have reaffirmed my love of live performance...and oddly enough, they've taught me a few things about the striking similarities between rehearsing a well-written play and playing a well-designed video game. I'll try to explain what I mean in a forthcoming post.
If you happen to be in the area, The Pillowman opens tonight and runs through Saturday at 8pm each evening in the Fine Arts Center at Wabash College. Tickets are available at the box office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (765) 361-6411.
Note: The Pillowman contains adult language and situations, and it's probably not suitable for young children.