A Behanding in Spokane at Riverwalk Theatre

Posted: 10:20 AM, Mar 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-15 14:20:28Z
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LANSING, Mich. — The work of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh is built for a black box.

Dark, violent, and definitely R-rated, the discomfort of the audience is best palpable within close quarters.

Audiences may remember The Beauty Queen of Leenane from 2013: a twisted and dark comedy centered on a mother’s overbearing relationship with her daughter. McDonagh raises the stakes in A Behanding in Spokane, featuring a protagonist in search of his left hand...severed 47 years ago. Director Heath Sartorius makes Behanding his Lansing swansong as he prepares to head for New York City after thirteen years and 50 productions in the area.

With directing credits at Lansing Community College and Ixion Theatre Ensemble, he brings with him a cast of familiar faces to Lansing stages: Hunter Folleth, Ndegwa McCloud and Rebecca MacCreery as dim-witted villains round out a cast led by John Lerma as the single handed Carmichael.

Riverwalk Theatre would like to remind you that in classic McDonagh fashion, this production is not recommended for young audiences and encourages parental discretion due to language, violence, adult themes, and content some viewers may find offensive or disturbing.

A Behanding in Spokane opens March 28th and runs for two weekends.


Date: March 28-31 & April 4-7, 2019

Time: Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $10 (adults) $8 (seniors/student/military)

Location: Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933.

For additional information on Riverwalk Theatre productions and ticket information, please call 482-5700 or visit the website at .

Lerma Folleth