DRUID: The Cripple of Inishmaan
Famed Irish theater company DRUID presents The Cripple of Inishmaan. Written by Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh and directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes, the play chronicles a Hollywood film crew's presence in a rural Irish town.
- Feb. 8 - 12, 2011
- Eisenhower Theater
- 2 hours, 15 minutes
- $25.00 - $69.00
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By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Garry Hynes
Famed Irish theater company DRUID and New York's Atlantic Theatre present The Cripple of Inishmaan, written by Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh and directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes, the first woman to win a Tony Award for Best Direction. Set in rural Ireland in 1934, this dark comedy depicts the impact that a Hollywood film crew has over the local residents when it shows up to document the tiny island of Inishmore. When a young, orphaned "cripple" named Billy Claven is selected for a part in the film, his dreams of escape take flight.
News and Reviews
Dark humor on the Emerald Isle
The Boston Globe, Feb. 4, 2011
On a Barren Isle, Gift of the Gab and Subversive Charm
New York Times, December 22, 2008
Watch and Listen
DRUID’s The Cripple of Inishmaan is made possible through the generosity of Culture Ireland.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.