A Behanding in Spokane
A Behanding in Spokane – Theater Review
Carmichael (Christopher Walken) has been searching for his missing left hand for over a quarter of a century. Enter two bickering lovebirds (Anthony Mackie and Zoe Kazan) with a hand to sell, and a hotel clerk (Sam Rockwell) with an aversion to gunfire, and the rest is a rollercoaster of love, hate, desperation and hope.
Pick of the Week!
A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE is one of those theater pieces that’s a little hard to describe, but, bottom line, is it’s just plain terrific. First of all, let me tell you who’s the cast, which may whet your palate a little bit: Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Anthony Mackey, who you may or may not know, and Zoe Kazan. It’s written by Martin McDonagh, who wrote the Lieutenant of Inishmore among other things, and he writes really sort of dark things, including the Pillow Man. And this is the first of his plays to be set in the United States as opposed to Ireland, and it’s a combination of horrible and hilarious. The play is not horrible but the events talked about are horrible, and it’s hilarious. And this is probably the most fun hour and 40 minutes that you’re going to have at the theater in a long time. It’s really theater at its most absurd, its most wonderful, and its best acted. So prepare to be outraged and giggling for the whole entire time. Five stars.