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4.2 / 5 Rated by 30 members
Review from Sassysusse

I give it 4.5 stars. I know it got good reviews, but it was much funnier than we expected. It was definitely dark, but very funny.

reviewed Feb 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from John

Excellent show and excellent acting. Wish we had more poductions like this in Washington.

reviewed Feb 12 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from r

This was not a good play. The characters were one dimemsional, the humor was not funny or original. It was overly sentimental. A disappointing evening at the theater.

reviewed Feb 09 2011 report as inappropriate
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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

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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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