The Lonesome West
By Martin McDonagh
Directed by David O'Connor
September 14 - October 14, 2007
Red-hot playwright Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Beauty Queen of Leenane) offers up the savagely funny comedy, The Lonesome West. In the tiny Irish backwater of Leenane, warring brothers Valene and Coleman live to torment each other, baiting and brawling over every petty grievance. Only Father Welsh, the local parish priest, will try to save them before their sibling rivalry explodes into a hilarious and brutal finish.
"Shockingly funny... a production that hits the bull's-eye throughout!" –The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Masterful! Make sure you see this marvelous production." –Philadelphia City Paper
"Obscenely poetic... fantastically compelling... full-throttle entertainment!" –Philadelphia Weekly
Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
Lantern Theater Company respectfully acknowledges that it is situated on Lenapehoking, the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Unami Lenape.