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For a limited time, The Cripple of Inishmaan is coming to the Broadway stage. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, it tells the story of a young man who is crippled. He has big dreams to escape the life he has been forced to live. When a Hollywood movie company comes to Ireland, he gets his chance. Tickets for The Cripple of Inishmaan can be found below.
|Audience:||Ages 5 and older|
|Advisory:||Some adult language|
The Cripple of Inishmaan was written by Martin McDonagh and was first performed at the Royal National Theatre in London in 1996. The play has been performed in both London and New York since it was written, and it returns to New York for a limited time this spring. After a recent successful run in London, the full cast, including Daniel Radcliffe, will cross the pond to star in the play when it premiers on Broadway. Previews for this dark comedy begin on April 12, 2014, while the official opening begins April 20, 2014.
The Cripple of Inishmaan takes place off the coast of Ireland on the Aran Islands in the 1930s. Billy Claven, a crippled young man, lives on Inishmaan with his family. When word reaches them that the neighboring island, Inishmore, is going to be hosting a film crew from Hollywood that will be making a movie on the island, Billy wants nothing more than to be involved. He wants to escape from the discrimination and boredom of his home island. When he chases after a role in the movie, shock follows as he gets an opportunity. This coming-of-age story is a look into the life of a boy with a difficult life in the 1930s.