The Cripple of Inishmaan
By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Wm. Patrick Barlow
- The Cripple of Inishmaan tells the story of Billy, a disabled boy living in the sleepy village of Inishmaan on the barren island of Inishmore off the west coast of Ireland in 1934. Billy's parents died at sea when he was a baby, and he has been raised by two foster-aunts. When it is learned that a Hollywood director is coming to a neighboring island to film his documentary, Man of Aran, no one is more excited than Cripple Billy. He is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank. As news of his audacity ripples through the rumor-starved community, The Cripple of Inishmaan becomes a merciless portrayal of a world so comically cramped and meanspirited that hope is an affront to its order.
Produced by MATC Performing Arts in the Studio 206 Theatre at MATC Truax Campus.
Performances: Nov 1-16, 2002
Performances of the play will be held November 1-2, 7-9 and 14-16, 2002, at 8 pm.
- More detailed information on the production or the audition process is available by contacting Wm. Patrick Barlow at (608) 246-6572.