Thingamajig Theatre Company's regional premiere of 'Misterman' (playing now at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts) featuring the voice work of Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis and starring Craig MacArthur, has stunned audiences since its sold out opening night.
This weekend, enjoy a post-show talk-back after each performance; a rare opportunity to meet the cast and discuss this evocative show.
Thingamajig Theatre Co. has boldly chosen a new work about madness to give the Colorado premiere after successful presentations in New York, London and Ireland. “Misterman” continues a form of Irish storytelling about life in a small rural village. But it is not a descendant of the famous 1888 W.B. Yeats poem, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree.” Instead, it plays against the sentimental images of village life as they have appeared in poetry, prose and film.
“Misterman” is part of an Irish new-wave that includes the black comedies of Martin McDonagh, Conor McPherson, and to a degree Marie Jones’ “Stones in His Pockets.” The shadow side of village life is not hidden.
Photo by Doug Chapin.
Featuring New York-based Equity Actor Craig MacArthur, seen last spring in “Red,” and the recorded voice of Olivia Dukakis, “Misterman,” tells the story of a young Irishman struggling with insanity. MacArthur plays Thomas Magill, whose father has died and whose aging mother (Dukakis) needs tending. Like many villagers, she appears as a disembodied voice on a recording device, one of many Magill keeps in his cluttered, claustrophobic quarters.
Breathtaking storytelling coupled with a true tour de force performance by MacArthur make this a 'can't miss' production this fall at Thingamajig and Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.
Friday, October 25 at 7PM
Saturday, October 26 at 7PM
Sunday, October 27 at 2PM
Saturday, November 1 at 7PM
Sunday, November 2 at 2PM
For tickets and further show information please visit pagosacenter.org or call 970.731.SHOW (7469)