The Shakespeare Society, or Shake Soc of St. Stephen’s College held its first term production, ‘The Pillowman’ by Martin McDnagh on the 28th and 29th of August. The play revolves around Katurian, a writer whose twisted stories about murdered children land him into trouble with two detectives, Tupolski and Ariel.
After three cases of children being murdered in ways similar to those in his stories, he is brought in for questioning along with his brother, Michal. All four of them have dark pasts that are revealed one by one during the play, as the mystery behind the murders also unravels.
The Pillowman is a thrilling experience, with moments of the play likely to give the audience goose bumps. Lauren Robinson who played Michal, did an excellent job while depicting Katurian’s brother who is mentally stunted after years of torture. When asked about the play, Lauren said, “It was tough playing Michael Katurian. It’s not easy risking an entire production by just being you on stage”.
The play was directed by Amrita Chakravarty and Diya Deviah, with Ajit Deshpande, Suhasini Krishnan and John Koshy playing Katurian, Ariel and Tupolski respectively.
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