The BLUEBARN Theatre continues its 2012-2013 Season with A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE by Martin McDonagh, which opens Thursday February 21st and runs through Saturday March 16th. BLUEBARN founding member Kevin Lawler directs, with scenic design by Martin Scott Marchitto, costumes by Jennifer Pool, lighting design by Bill Van Deest, sound design by Martin Magnuson, and properties design by Amy Reiner.
Shows run Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays March 3rd and 10th at 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $25 for adults; and $20 for students, seniors 65+, TAG members, and groups of 10 or more.
Carmichael is a deadly, racist, homophobic, backwoods American sociopath who's been on the hunt for his severed left hand the past 27 years. Toby and Marylin are low-level, dimwitted drug dealers who think they've spotted an easy mark. In this darkly comical new work from the writer of The Pillowman, the lunacies, obsessions, prejudices and horrors that crawl beneath American life are exposed in graphic, gritty detail and doubly dosed with nasty fun.
Kevin Lawler is a founding member of Omaha's BLUEBARN Theatre and a graduate of the Conservatory of Theatre and Film at SUNY Purchase. He is a poet, playwright, director, designer, and actor, and also the Producing Artistic Director of The Great Plains Theatre Conference. For the last several decades he has helped to write, produce, direct, design, and act in theatre across the country, but most especially in Omaha. His BLUEBARN credits include directing Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol and Night of the Iguana, writing and directing The Tulip, and performing in Thom Pain (based on nothing).
Thomas Becker returns to the BLUEBARN stage for the role of Carmichael, after last performing there as Jekyll in Jekyll and Hyde. He has performed with The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC, and the California Shakespeare Theatre, and currently teaches English and Drama at Duchesne Academy. Other recent roles include: Krapp in Brigit Saint Brigit's production of Krapp's Last Tape, Reverend Parris in The Crucible and Juror number eight in Twelve Angry Men, both at the Omaha Community Playhouse.