By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Terry Allen
Scenic and Lighting Design by Kevin Gawley
Costume Design by Heidi O'Hare
Sound Design by Terry Allen & Arthur Gulig
December 7-9 & 13-16 at 7:30 p.m.
December 10 at 1:30 p.m.
Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934, The Cripple of Inishmaan is a strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling. As word arrives on Inishmaan that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to film Man of Aran, the one person who wants to be in the film more that anybody is young Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. So he is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank, and as news of his audacity ripples through the rumor starved community, it becomes a merciless portrayal of a world so comically cramped and mean-spirited that hope is an affront to its order. Filled with a cast of extraordinary characters and unexpected plot turns, The Cripple of Inishmaan promises to take the audience along on Cripple Billy's crazy journey of hope and discovery.
"This is a hysterical, smart, wicked, wildly original work." Newsday
"The play is very, very funny. McDonagh's talent for taking banal dialogue and giving it a subtly demented twist is given free reign." The New York Daily News
"Young McDonagh is a playwright to reckon with. his comic talent appears unlimited."
The New York Post
"McDonagh is a strong story teller with a quirky sense of characterization. He adeptly mixes both the tragic and comical sides of life into a compelling unity that keeps audiences guessing how it will all turn out." Newark Star-Ledger
" The Cripple of Inishmaan prompts the gratifying shiver of excitement one feels at encountering a true original." Variety
"The Cripple of Inishmaan" Cast
Kate - Stephanie Unertl
Eileen - Brittany Gusho
Johnnypattenmike - CJ Krueger
Cripple Billy - Aaron Matthew Loy
Bartley - Carroll Stephen Rankin
Helen - Abbie Williams
Babbybobby - James Boland
Doctor McSharry - Ryan McDaniel
Mammy - Sheena Thompson
Islanders - Michael Evano, Becky Witt