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Curtain Call: New comedy kicks off Alley Theatre 2010-2011 season


July 27, 2010 at 2:27 a.m.
Updated July 29, 2010 at 2:29 a.m.

Aprill Brandon

Aprill Brandon


The Alley Theatre in Houston is kicking off its 2010-11 season with the outrageous comedy "A Behanding in Spokane."

Starting Aug. 27 and running through the end of September, "A Behanding in Spokane" recently finished a run on Broadway and the Alley production will be the first since the Broadway show ended, according to a news release. Written by Martin McDonagh, who also wrote the screenplay for "In Bruges," the play centers around mysterious, gun-toting Carmichael, who has been searching for his missing left hand for years. During his journey he meets two bickering lovebirds with a hand to sell and a hotel clerk with an aversion to gunfire. Naturally, hilarity ensues, according to the news release.

McDonagh's other plays include "The Beauty Queen of Leenane," "The Pillowman," and "The Lieutenant of Inishmore." He also won an Academy Award for Best Short Film for "Six Shooter," as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for "In Bruges."

"A Behanding in Spokane" is for mature audiences only and features profanity, violence and adult situations.

For more information about tickets or season subscriptions to Alley Theatre, call 713-220-5700 or visit



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