The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Friday, August 2, through Saturday, August 31

Big Idea Theatre presents The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Academy Award-winning Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, the screenwriter and director of In Bruges (2008) and Seven Psychopaths (2012). McDonagh's uproarious black comedy follows an IRA agent who learns that his beloved cat has died. Enjoy dark irony and buckets of stage blood as the lieutenant shoots and stabs his way to revenge and romance in this comedy of errors. $10-$16, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Boulevard; (916) 960-3036;