The Cripple of Inishmaan
A.R.T. Season
May 14, 1999 through June 13, 1999

Written by one of the world's most celebrated young playwrights, this ingeniously funny, suspenseful, and moving play centers on Billy, a disabled boy living on a barren island off the Irish coast during the 1930s. Billy's parents died at sea when he was a baby, and he has been raised by two soft-hearted foster-aunts. Relentlessly ridiculed by the other islanders, "Cripple Billy" seizes a chance to escape his confined life on Inishmaan when an American film crew arrives to make a documentary.

 

SYNOPSIS

Excitement hits the island of Inishmore and the sleepy village of Inishmaan when the local gossip, Johnnypateeenmike, announces that a Hollywood film crew is coming to film a movie on a nearby island. No one wants to go more than the orphaned Cripple Billy. After a life of teasing from his neighbors like the tempestuous Slippy Helen and her brother Bartley, Cripple Billy longs to escape the island and his life with his well-meaning but crazy foster aunts. When he sets sail for the film set to chase his dreams, he finds answers to questions he never could have found in Inishmaan, but finds that those same answers lead him home.

Creative team
by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Scott Zigler
Set design by Christine Jones
Costume design by Catherine Zuber
Lighting design by John Ambrosone
Sound design by Christopher Walker
Kate Randy Danson
Eileen Karen MacDonald
Johnnypateenmike Jeremy Geidt
Billy Sean Dugan
Bartley Bryan Taylor
Slippy Helen Kristin Flanders
Babbybobby Ben Evett
Doctro McSharry Will LeBow
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