Bet that title makes you wonder what the play is about, right? Well Martin McDonagh's Hangmen is about a lot more than hangmen - but not by much. Is it also about being careful of the irreversible quality of your actions - let's say hanging someone, for instance - because those actions may be the very ones that some snivelling back years later to take a piece out of your behind.
Atlantic Theater Company continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season with the U.S. premiere of the Royal Court Theatre production of Hangmen by Martin McDonagh.
(Photos by Ahron R. Foster)
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In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the peculiar Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.