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Hands Will Roll At Cygnet Theatre

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“A Behanding in Spokane” is a dark comedy about one man’s search for his severed hand. The play, written by award-winning Irish playwright, Martin McDonagh, premiered on Broadway in 2010 and now makes its Southern California debut this weekend at the Cygnet Theatre.

KPBS-FM talks to the director and a few of the actors about the challenges of balancing comedy and violence.

Cygnet Theatre’s “A Behanding in Spokane” opens this Saturday and runs through February 19 at the Old Town Theatre in Old Town.


Lisa Berger, is directing “A Behanding in Spokane.”

Kelly Iverson is an actor performing in “A Behanding in Spokane.”

Vimel is an actor who also performs in the play.


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