"Comedies don't come any blacker...
spellbinding stunner of a play..." (NY Times)

 

October 26 - November 10, 2018

the pillowman
By martin mcdonagh

directed by jaimelyn gray

Featuring Rose Grizzell, Jaime Jastrab, Rob Schreiner, Logan Milway, Emmaline Friederichs, Mark Staniszewski, Jarrod Langwinski, and Grace Mantyh

The blackest of dark comedies, "The Pillowman" is a stunner of a play surrounding two siblings, Katurian and Michal, who are being held in prison under suspicion that the former may have murdered three small children in a way that eerily reflects tales she has written. McDonagh does not hold back as two hardened, and potentially violent, detectives of an unnamed totalitarian state attempt to get to the bottom of the crimes.

Friday, October 26 – Saturday, November 10, 2018
Thursdays - Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees @ 2pm
At The Underground Collaborative
161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

(Just one block west of the Riverside Theater, in the Grand Ave., TJ Maxx Entrance, Lower Level). Access to excellent street and garage parking, and dining and drink options.

This production contains adult subject matter. Viewer discretion advised.

 

reviews

"...a remarkably oppressive set for the show painstakingly draped in minimalist lighting..."

"...deliciously disturbing..."

" [Rose] Grizzell is crushingly captivating as Katurian."

"...such an engrossing production..."

–Russ Bickerstaff, The Small Stage/The Sheperd-Express (Full Review *contains spoilers)


"...exquisitely directed by Jaimelyn Gray..."

" [Rose] Grizzell is a natural; real and layered. Equally effective is Logan Milway as Michal."

"Bravo to them! The Pillowman is a must-see show..."

–Ryan Jay, Ryan Jay Reviews (Full Review)


"…brilliant…"

"…stellar…"

"…The Constructivists have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Milwaukee area."

–Kimberly Laberge, The Drama Den (Full Review)

“…two hours of phenomenal storytelling.”

”Gray has assembled a great cast.”

”…they're doing [Martin McDonagh’s] work justice.”

–Kelsy Lawler, Broadway World (Full Review)


media

OFFICIAL TRAILER | THE PILLOWMAN, BY MARTIN MCDONAGH

 Listen to an interview with the Director and Cast of THE PILLOWMAN.

Listen to an interview with the Director and Cast of THE PILLOWMAN.

PREVIEW | THE PILLOWMAN by MARTIN MCDONAGH

THE PILLOWMAN, BY MARTIN MCDONAGH | TEASER 2

THE PILLOWMAN, BY MARTIN MCDONAGH | TEASER

 

Artist biographies

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