The Lieutenant of Inishmore

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By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Mark Routhier
*Central Florida Premiere
The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a feared Irish terrorist who has no qualms of torturing, mutilating and murdering his enemies. The one life he does value is that of his beloved black cat, Wee Thomas. After Wee Thomas is found with a crushed skull, a heartbroken Mad Padraic becomes hell-bent on finding the person responsible and the vividly gruesome violence and carnage that ensues makes for an extremely dark, yet hilarious comedy that explores the absurdity of political violence.
“Inishmore” is a cheerfully bizarre play, funny as only the Irish can be, and not for the faint of heart.”-Hollywood Reporter
*Note-NO animals will be harmed in the making of this play.
FUN FACT: Beth Marshall’s cat Onyx is working on her audition of the gender-bending role of Wee Thomas. No casting promises have been made.
Also cool to note, this will be director Mark Routhier’s first play to direct back in O-Town since his time as Director of PlayFest at Orlando Shakes.
Feb. 2nd-25th

Director: Mark Routhier
Stage Manager: Melissa E. Fritzinger
Assistant Stage Manager: Blue Estrella
Light Designer: Amy Hadley
Set Designer: TBA
Costume Designer/Blood Specialist: Kyla Swanberg
Sound Designer: Joshua Seyna
Props Managers: Blue Estrella & Kendall Myers
Lead Carpenter: Daniel Cooksley
Backstage Crew Lead/Protector of Cats: Nakary Hurtado
Additional Crew in various capacities: Jordan Laica, Jordan Lewis, Gabriel Neil Barnert
Website Manager- Winona Wiley
Photographer: Patty Wolfe

CAST:
Padraic – Zach Lane
Mairead – Rachel Comeau
Davey – Joseph Fabian
Donny – Don Fowler
James – Adam Minossora
Christy – John Michael McDonald
Joey – Forrest Stringfellow
Brendan – Zachary Page

Meet the team!

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Mark Routhier (Director) was the Director of New Play Development at Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with the University of Central Florida, where he was Assistant Professor in Directing and Acting from 2011 to 2015. He now lives in New Orleans where he serves as the Director of New Play Development at The NOLA Project.  He is also the company liaison to the TNP Executive Board.  He recently directed the word premiere of Gabrielle Reisman’s Flood City with The NOLA Project.  Other New Orleans credits include: Balm in Gilead, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Marie Antoinette (The NOLA Project) The Seafarer, Opus. Zombietown, Love Child (Southern Rep)  and Orange Flower Water (Elm Theatre).  University productions include Eugene O’Neill’s Beyond the Horizon at Loyola University in New Orleans, Leveling Up (KCTCAF Excellence in Directing), Kelly Lusk’s (a love story), The Importance of Being Earnest at UCF, and Legacy Street by Lauren Jane Redmond at Catholic University of America. He directed the first regional production of Hand to God and Taylor Mac’s Hir at Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. He is a Big Easy Award winner and a proud ensemble member of The NOLA Project, as well as an at-large Ambassador for the National New Play Network.

image_6483441Daniel Cooksley (Lead Carpenter) is crazy excited, not only because he and Vera have moved back to Orlando from Raleigh, NC. but because also is teaming up with Mrs. Beth Marshal/ BMP as her lead carpenter.  Daniel has previously assisted in BMP’s “The Glass Menagerie”, “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, “Alice, Lost in Wonderland”, and “”33 Variations” along side the wonderfully talented and  beautiful spirit, Tommy Mangerie.  Past productions as lead carpenter, also along side Tommy boy include “Heathers” at DPAC, “Boieng,  Boieng” and “La Cage”. Both at Winter Garden Theatre.