The Lonesome West, by Martin McDonagh

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In this dark comedy written by the Academy Award Winning Writer/Director of In Bruges and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Valene and Colman are brothers residing in the far reaches of rural west Ireland. Their father’s recent death finds them alone together in the family house, frequently and violently fighting over everything from potato crisps to poteen, and most importantly, over their inheritance. Add in a rumor about town that one of them may have murdered the father over a haircut-related insult, a local parish priest who tries desperately to save their souls, and a young girl who is their bootleg whiskey supplier, and you get a play that is both intensely hilarious and viscerally gripping.

ADVISORY: Graphic language, slurs, onstage violence, and dark themes.

Directed by Stephanie Coltrin
Cast: Cylan Brown, Eliza Faloona, Brendan Kane, Bill Wolski

Reviews

Patrick Chavis

The Lonesome West is a strong show that showcases what the Little Fish Theatre company can do with its space and talent.

sweet-sour - Matthew Robinson - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


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The off hand way that McDonagh presents the brothers.. as well as Fr Welsh and Girleen, sending them willy nilly into one another is at once charming and sad.  The evolution of  each of the characters is the essence of the story, unfolding in bursts of passion and moments of pure love.

sweet - Michael Sheehan - On Stage Los Angeles - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis

The Lonesome West is a strong show that showcases what the Little Fish Theatre company can do with its space and talent.

sweet-sour - Matthew Robinson - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


Avatar

The off hand way that McDonagh presents the brothers.. as well as Fr Welsh and Girleen, sending them willy nilly into one another is at once charming and sad.  The evolution of  each of the characters is the essence of the story, unfolding in bursts of passion and moments of pure love.

sweet - Michael Sheehan - On Stage Los Angeles - ...read full review