Pillowman @The Know

The Pillowman at the Know Theatre is billed as "The Departed" meets "Pan’s Labyrinth". I didn’t get the connection, but it seems like their new marketing campaign is to give you a simplistic idea of the show ala Amazon. If you liked “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “American Psycho” you will love The Pillowman. I guess that may work to help get people in but they totally missed it on this one. To me it was more Of Mice and Men meets W. Shakespeare and Quinton Tarentino. Like Shakespeare this was set in an indeterminable foreign country and had great tragedy. I’d say Tarentino for the gruesome murders and picked Of Mice and Men because, well, you’ll just have to see The Pillowman yourself because if I tell it will spoil it. It was well written and acted and had enough twists and turns to keep the audience engaged for the entire show. The Know has been experimenting with multimedia for over a year now, and this is the show they really pulled it off, the dreamy trippy narrated black and white noir made perfect sense and added to rather than distracted from the show as has been the case in some of their previous productions. Go see the The Pillowman, you won’t be disappointed, it runs October 18 - November 10.

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