Cripple of Inishmaan: Dark Comedy from Ireland's Druid Theater at Kennedy Center
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. Learn More
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Well, we feel we really missed a great play despite being there. We has great seats...row S in the orchestra but had dfficulty hearing in the first act. Totally missed all key lines. It was not just the Irish brogue...it was very difficult to har....continued
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“Cripple emerges as a subversive charmer that shows off Mr. McDonagh’s skills as an expectation-thwarting master of knotted yarns…It’s hard to imagine an interpretation that makes this play’s singular melding of sentimentality and savagery feel more organic than this one does.” —New York Times
This Druid and Atlantic Theater Company co-production of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan won nine major international theatre awards in 2009 including the Joe A. Callaway Award for Outstanding Direction (Garry Hynes), Best Production and Outstanding Ensemble.
It’s 1934 and news on the island of Inishmaan is thin on the ground. Then word arrives that they’re making a Hollywood film on neighbouring Inishmore and Cripple Billy for once is paying attention. The Cripple of Inishmaan is a comic masterpiece which sees eccentric island characters trade stories to within an inch of their lives while a young man tries to make sense of who he is. Winner of critical acclaim in three countries, this brilliant comic masterpiece comes complete with suspense and a great deal of heart.
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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.