A Behanding in Spokane
29 JulyAED 100
The final performances of H72’s production of Martin McDonagh’s black comedy. It’s a characteristically interesting choice: the play is set in a seedy hotel room where a one-handed man named Carmichael is negotiating with a couple of incompetent small-time crooks for the return of the missing appendage. “It’s such a perfect, demented marriage of character and environment that you can’t help grinning like a fool,” as the New York Times review of the play’s opening night in 2010 put it. There’s strong language, not least a welter of sexual and racial epithets, but the downmarket Grand Guignol atmosphere of the play should justify it. As with most H72 shows, it’s directed by Gautam Goenka.
There are performance at 3.30 and 7.30pm.