Monday, May 01, 2006

The Lieutenant of Inishmore 

I saw this play Friday night, and it was the funniest, most interesting and brilliant piece of stage work I've ever seen. It's written by Martin McDonagh, who just won the Oscar for best short film. I went in not knowing anything about it, and I think that's the best way to see it, so I won't go into any of the plot. I can promise you that you will love it, though. (Full Disclosure: A high school friend is a producer, but I can assure you that's not why you should see this play). An added bonus is that it stars Homicide and The Wire star Peter Geherty.

Below is info on how to get discount tickets and some blurbs from reviews during its off-Broadway run:
THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE by Martin McDonagh ("The Pillowman"), opened Off-Broadway earlier this year to the best reviews of the season. We're offering YOU the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to the show in its new home, the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway: tickets as low as $36.25* (balcony) and $49.25* (orchestra & mezzanine). A savings of up to 45% (normally $91.25)!

Here are a sampling of just SOME of the reviews:
"Gleeful, Gruesome, Criminally Funny and Appallingly Entertaining."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"The Best Bloody Play I Ever Saw."
John Heilpern, The New York Observer

"The Most Ripsnorting Hilarious Comedy In New York."
David Cote, Time Out New York

"Play Going Doesn't Get Any Better Than This."
Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

"4 STARS [out of 4]! Brilliant Comedy, Wildly Entertaining!"
Elysa Gardner, USA Today

"A Marvelous and All-Too-Current Comedy."
Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly

ONLINE: www.BroadwayOffers.com and enter code IN4DMX7
BY PHONE: Call (212) 947-8844 and mention code IN4DMX7
IN PERSON: Print this email and bring it to the Lyceum Theatre box office, 149 West 45th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues). Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM, SUN 12:00 – 6:00 PM

CHECK OUT: www.LieutenantOfInishmore.com
I am not exaggerating when I say that this play is, in fact, worth a trip to NYC just to see.
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