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'Lieutenant of Inishmore' a dark and violent comedy

'Lieutenant of Inishmore' a dark and violent comedy

Laurel Mill Playhouse is proving just how many stage lives belong to Bones Maurer, the black cat who debuted recently in "Bell, Book, and Candle." This time around, the four-legged thespian serves as the central plot device in the Playhouse's current showing of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore."

A dark comedy that mocks political violence and was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London 2001, "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" earned a Tony Award nomination for best play on Broadway in 2006.

Directed here by Joshua McKerrow and produced by Maureen Rogers, of Laurel, the show focuses on the lunacy of...