Cripple of Inishmaan: Dark Comedy from Ireland's Druid Theater at Kennedy Center
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The last date listed for The Cripple of Inishmaan was Saturday February 12, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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Except for one scene in the second half, the play was darkly humorous. The acting was well done, though those not normally familiar with Irish accents may take a scene to understand the speech. While the acting and playwriting was excellent, the...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.