A Skull in Connemara

February 6, 2009 - March 1, 2009

World Trade Center - 121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204

Welcome back to Leenane! Home of grave robbin’, drunk drivin’, bingo cheatin’, wife butcherin’, skull batterin’, poteen drinkin’ and Hill Street Blues. Third Rail is thrilled to return to this infamous little village and the scene of one of our most popular productions, The Lonesome West.


This call to self-reflection through the stories of others is one of the most powerful things that art does for us. And Third Rail’s dedication to it, finally, is why we enter the theater they’ve created and wait for the stage lights to go up.

The Oregonian

The cast, under the direction of Slayden Scott Yarbrough, makes the most of the script’s rough poetry and offbeat humor.

Portland Mercury


  • Writer Martin McDonagh
  • Director Scott Yarbrough
  • Stage Manager Clair Callaway
  • Dialect Coach Stephanie Gaslin
  • Fight Choreographer Philip Cuomo
  • Scenic Designer Sean O'Skea
  • Costume Designer Ashley Wase
  • Lighting Designer Michael Mazzuola
  • Sound Designer Jen Raynak


  • Mick Dowd Bruce Burkhartsmeier
  • Mary Rafferty Gretchen Corbett
  • Mairtin Hanlon Chris Murray
  • Thomas Hanlon Michael O'Connell