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

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

John Crowley was the original director.


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


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