H72 Productions is bringing Martin McDonagh’s black comedy- 'A Behanding in Spokane' to the Junction from 27th to 29th June.
The Junction, Alserkal Avenue , Dubai
27 June 2019, 12:00 AM
29 June 2019, 12:00 AM
This June, the Junction in Alserkal Avenue is hosting 'A Behanding in Spokane' by the award-winning playwright Martin McDonagh.
Directed by Gautam Goenka, It’s a characteristically interesting choice: the play is set in a seedy hotel room where a one-handed man named Carmichael has been seeking his missing left hand for 27 years.
His search leads him to Toby and Marilyn, bickering couple and incompetent small-time crooks for the return of the missing appendage. They claim to have exactly what he’s looking for in hopes to collect Carmichael’s promised reward. When the quirky hotel clerk Mervyn gets involved, things begin to go a little awry.
The play was originally premiered on Broadway in February 2010 to critical acclaim. It starred celebrated actors Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Anthony Mackie. “It’s such a perfect, demented marriage of character and environment that you can’t help grinning like a fool,” as the New York Times review of the play’s opening night in 2010 put it. There’s strong language, not least a welter of sexual and racial epithets, but the downmarket Grand Guignol atmosphere of the play should justify it.
Alserkal Avenue’s adaptation features local talents Justin Cipriano, Khalid Bilal, Carine Bouery and Arjun Burman.
27-29 June: 7pm
29 June: 3pm