Due to casting issues, we will not be presenting Love And Human Remains as originally scheduled in March.  In it’s place, we are proud to announce The Pillowman. See a detailed press release below, including audition information:
Out Front on Main, Inc. announces auditions for Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman directed for the stage by George W. Manus, Jr. Auditions are slated for Sunday and Monday, February 13-14 6-8pm. Out Front on Main, Inc. is located at 1511 E. Main Street, Murfreesboro, beside MTSU. Info: (615) 713-1757 or www.outfrontonmain.com This show celebrates Out Front on Main, Inc.’s One Year Anniversary.

The Pillowman is a 2003 play by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. It received its first public reading in an early version at the Finborough Theatre, London, in 1995. A black comedy, it tells the tale of Katurian, a fiction writer living in a police state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories, and their similarities to a number of bizarre child murders occurring in his town. The play received the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2004-5 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play, and two Tony Awards for production. It was nominated for the 2004 Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.

Summary

Katurian, a writer of grisly short stories often showing violence against children, has been arrested by two detectives, Ariel and Tupolski, because some of his stories resemble recent child murders. When he hears that his brother Michal has confessed to the murders and implicated Katurian, he resigns himself to his execution but attempts to save his stories from destruction. The play includes both narrations and reenactments of several of Katurian’s stories, most notably the autobiographical “The Writer and the Writer’s Brother,” which tells how Katurian developed his disturbed imagination by hearing the sounds of Michal being tortured by their parents.

Characters

Katurian A writer of gruesome short stories often involving children. His disturbed imagination was the result of having heard his brother being abused when they were younger. Consequently he killed his parents and looked after his brother. He is shocked by his arrest.

Michal Katurian’s brother, who is “slow to get things” following his years of abuse at the hands of his parents. He is also taken into jail along with Katurian.

Tupolski The lead detective and the “good cop” in the interrogation. Cold and uncaring, he sees himself as detached from the people he aims to save, shocking his younger partner Ariel.

Ariel A brutal and violent detective who has a vendetta against anyone who commits crimes against children because of abuse in his own past. He ends up being more sympathetic towards Katurian and his stories than Tupolski.

Other characters include the Parents/Foster Parents, The Little Jesus (girl), a boy