Final weekend for ‘Misterman’

Photo courtesy Doug Chapin Craig MacArthur gives a tour de force performance in Thingamajig’s “Misterman,” playing this weekend at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.

Photo courtesy Doug Chapin
Craig MacArthur gives a tour de force performance in Thingamajig’s “Misterman,” playing this weekend at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.

By Laura Moore
Special to The PREVIEW

Thingamajig Theatre Company’s production of “Misterman” opened the 2014-2015 winter theater season to a sold-out audience. Since then, Irish playwright Enda Walsh’s thriller has mesmerized audiences with its heart pounding action and tour de force performance from actor Craig MacArthur.

The production now moves into its final weekend of performances. If you missed this unique and immersive theater experience or just want to see it again to catch all the action, you have only two more opportunities. “Misterman” runs Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m.

“This show has been a great start and a feast for the senses for our 2014-2015 Season,” said Tim Moore, producing artistic director for Thingamajig Theatre. “From the phenomenal technical achievements in lighting, sound and scenic design to the nuanced, performance MacArthur delivers, ‘Misterman’ delivers consistently stunning performances. We have a dedicated audience that loves these shows, often returning to see them again and share the experience with someone new.”

In “Misterman,” Thomas Magill (MacArthur) lives in Innisfree with his mother (Olympia Dukakis). He buys her jammie dodgers every day and has an uneasy relationship with the other inhabitants of the town, especially the numerous dogs.

Thomas — don’t ever call him Tom — is enthused with religious fervor, but finds himself surrounded by sin and evil. In fact, Thomas thinks that “sin has become our religion” and sees his “work” as a mission to save the townsfolk from their self-inflicted doom. But though one of his neighbors describes him as a “walking saint,” he is not as innocent and religiously pure as he imagines.

Thingamajig Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of “Misterman” by Enda Walsh. Directed by Melissa Firlit. Starring Olympia Dukakis and Craig MacArthur. Rated R for mature subject matter. Running Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., through Nov. 2.

For tickets and show information, visit pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW (7469).

This story was posted on October 31, 2014.