A Behanding in Spokane

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A Behanding in Spokane
Written by Martin McDonagh
  • Carmichael
  • Mervyn
  • Toby
  • Marilyn
Date premiered February 15, 2010
Place premiered Schoenfeld Theatre, New York City, NY
Original language English
Genre Dark comedy
Setting "Hotel room, small town America"

A Behanding in Spokane is a 2010 black comedy by award-winning Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. It premiered at the Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway in New York. It is McDonagh's first play set in the United States.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Carmichael has been searching for his missing left hand for 27 years. Enter two bickering lovebirds with a hand to sell, and a hotel clerk with an aversion to gunfire.

Original Broadway cast[edit]

John Crowley was the original director.



For his role as Carmichael, Christopher Walken was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.


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