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The Cripple of Inishmaan


The Cripple of Inishmaan is a dark comedy that takes place in the small community of Aran Islands called Inishman, which is off the Western coast of Ireland. As news spreads about an American film crew shooting at an island next door, the Irish community tries to get involved. Cripple Billy, a young man with a physical disability, makes the first attempts to get  access  to the island and the film crew.

The play is known for wickedly mixing humor in the midst of tragedy and challenges. Billy's two aunts, Eileen and Kate play the role as “parents” to Billy, whose biological parents died under mysterious circumstances after his birth. Not only are the women overtly critical of Billy and his variety of disabilities, but they really worry that his disabilities will prevent him from finding a wife. Despite his problems, Billy takes a leap of faith to reach his goals by first, getting transportation to the island. For those who love black comedy will thoroughly enjoy the laughter this show brings.

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