A Behanding in Spokane
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|A Behanding in Spokane|
|Written by||Martin McDonagh|
|Date premiered||February 15, 2010|
|Setting||"Hotel room, small town America"|
A Behanding in Spokane is a 2010 black comedy by award-winning Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. It premièred at the Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway in New York. It is McDonagh's first play set in the United States.
Carmichael (Christopher Walken) has been searching for his missing left hand for 27 years. 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.
Original Broadway cast
- Christopher Walken as Carmichael (nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play)
- Sam Rockwell as Mervyn
- Anthony Mackie as Toby
- Zoe Kazan as Marilyn
- Als, Hilton (15 March 2010). "The Theatre: Underhanded". The New Yorker 86 (4): 80–81. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
- Brantley, Ben (5 March 2010). "Packing Heat, and a Grudge". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
For his role as Carmichael, Christopher Walken was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.