Photos by Nick Vedros

The Cripple of Inishmaan

by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Joe Price
June 3 – 19, 2005
City Stage at Union Station

Peggy Friesen
David Jones
Amy Lewis
Giorgio Litt
Gary Holcombe
Stewart Rider
Mark Robbins
Elizabeth Robbins
& Kathleen Warfel

In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island to film his documentary Man of Aran. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. For Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank. And as news of his audacity ripples through his rumor-starved community, The Cripple of Inishmaan becomes a merciless portrayal of a world so comically cramped and mean-spirited that hope is an affront to its order.

Director – Joe Price
Scenic Design – Spencer Musser
Costume Design – Antonia Ford-Roberts
Lighting Design – Jeff Cady
Sound Design – Tom Mardikes
Composer – Greg Mackender
Production Stage Manager – Jim Mitchell
Dramaturg – Dr. Felicia Londre