The Lieutenant of Inishmore

The-Lieutenant-of-Inishmore_Garden-TheatreBy 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.

Director: Mark Routhier
Stage Manager: Michelle Sorbino
Assistant Stage Manager: Blue Estrella
Light Designer: Amy Hadley
Set Designer: Kyle Ransbottom
Costume Designer/Blood Specialist: Kyla Swanberg
Sound Designer: Joshua Seyna
Props Managers: Blue Estrella & Kendall Myers
Lead Carpenter: Daniel Cooksley
Dialect Coach: Ginny Kopf
Additional Crew in various capacities: Jordan Laica, Jordan Lewis, Gabriel Neil Barnert
Photographer: Patty Wolfe

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

Venue: Garden Theatre 
160 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787


  • Friday, February 2, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 4, 2018 – 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 8, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Friday, February 9, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 11, 2018 – 2:00 PM
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Friday, February 16, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 2:00 PM
  • Monday, February 19, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Friday, February 23, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 25, 2018 – 2:00 PM



Meet the team!


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.

Meet the Cast!



Rachel Comeau (Mairead) is stoked to return to BethMarshallPresents. She was last seen as Ellie in The Whale. Since then, she earned her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Rollins College. Other credits include Irina in Three Sisters (Mad Cow Theatre), Miranda in Expecting Isabel (Rollins College), The Young Woman in Machinal (Rollins College), and Jen in Minneapolis/St. Paul (Orlando Playfest 2016). Rachel can also be spotted in local films like Testament and Manifest Destiny. When she is not acting she enjoys yoga, playing her ukulele, and writing poetry.







Joseph Fabian (Davey) is ecstatic to make his debut at BMP at The Garden Theatre! Previous credits include A Long Time Ago: the Eighties Strike Back! (Chewbacca), and A Clockwork Orange (Dim). Proud Alumnus of Circle in the Square Theatre School, thankful to finally be working with Beth and the amazing team at BMP.









Don Fowler (Donny) has been performing professionally in Theatre, Flim and Television for nearly 30 years, working from New York to LA, Miami to Montreal. He is very pleased to be back working with BMP for a second time, having been last seen in 2011’s The Diviners. He thanks his family, friends and lovely wife Charlotte for their continued love and support.





JohnMichael0103FinalEditJohn Michael McDonald (Christy) is overwhelmingly excited to make his debut with Beth Marshall Presents in the Lieutenant of Inishmore. He has a BFA in Acting from the University of Central Florida. He is just returning from a Fall tour with the Lexington Children’s Theatre. While on tour he portrayed thirteen different characters over two plays: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Ugly Duckling. Prior to this tour his most recent credits include Twelfth Night (Orsino/Malvolio) and The Family Comedy Improv Show at Emerald Coast Theatre Company, Macbeth (Macbeth), Cloud Nine (Betty/Edward), Man and Superman (Jack), Chicago (Billy), Metamorphoses (Midas) and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Bobby). You can also find him running the Marvel Superhero Island streets as the atmosphere character Spider-Man at Universal Studios Florida.







Adam Minossora (James) has had the pleasure to study the Meisner technique with Marco DiGeorge and Robb Maus at The Truthful Acting studios. His theatre debut was in, “Love, Sex, and the I.R.S” with the Tavares Theater Company last March. Adam would like to thank the Garden Theatre, Beth Marshall, and Mark Routhier for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful team, cast, and crew. A special thank you to Truthful Acting Studios, his family and girlfriend for guidance and support.








Zachary Page (Brendan) is proud to be making his BMP debut with this  production. Zachary has been a long time admire of Martin Mcdonagh’s work and is thrilled to finally speak his words on stage. Zachary is a Actor/Puppetter at Universal and Busch Gardens. Other local theatre credits include King Lear at Osceola Arts and Red Fish theatre Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Before coming back to Orlando, Zachary spent 2016 touring with Ringling Brothers Circus as a Clown. Zachary would like to thank his family and friends for their unending support and the Cast/Crew for this wonderful opportunity.







Forrest Stringfellow (Joey) is a recent graduate of Spruce Creek High School and is performing on the Garden’s stage for the first time. Favorite roles include the Baker in Into the Woods and Jonathan in Life, Below Zero.