The gore at ‘Inishmore’

Bloody story sates first-nighters

Bloodthirsty types disappointed by “Lestat’s” lack of juice need look no further than the Lyceum and Martin McDonagh‘s “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”: There’s enough gore onstage to keep Dracula sated for many a (full) moon.

The gruesome plot, featuring a ghastly range of decapitations, shootings, and animal mortality, left the opening-night crowd in stitches May 3 — though hopefully not requiring them as much as some of the characters onstage.

Legiters’ jitters were quickly eased at B.B. King’s, where the Irish whiskey flowed freely and helmer Wilson Milam remained sanguine about all the gore. “I’ve been told of faintings, of people rushing for the exit,” he said. “But the play’s theme (violence and terrorism) has really become more and more relevant.”

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