The Cripple of Inishmaan

a breathtaking Irish comedy by Martin McDonagh a philadelphia premiere directed by Jiri Zizka

February 24 – April 4, 1999

On an island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934, where the villagers are paralyzed by desires to be elsewhere, word comes that a Hollywood director is filming a documentary on a neighboring island. This eccentric comedy, filled with a host of charming characters and plot twists, arrives from the author who at age 28 is a sensation in London where four of his plays have been produced to wide acclaim in the past two years, and in New York where THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE (1998 Tony Nomination for Best Play) and THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN were having concurrent productions.