Dark Irish play united humor and darkness on the shores of Ireland
Snow College Theatre will present The Cripple of Inishmann, by Martin McDonagh Nov. 16 through 19 at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.
The Cripple Of Inishmaan has humor and heartbreak, the story of Irish people who are captured in lives of poverty, devoid of social stimulus. The citizens of Inishmann are sympathetic and hilarious, but the underlying desperation is seen in petty feuds and thoughtless cruelty.
In 1934 the Inishmaaners are jolted out of their uneventful lives by the arrival of a Hollywood director who has come to make a film. The movie provides the island’s official gossip monger, JohnnyPateenMike with a real scoop after years of having to make do with local arguments and misbehavior. The island’s young people — Helen and her brother Bartley — are determined to be in the film, and so is 18-year-old cripple Billy.
By the end of the play, it is clear that Billy is not the only cripple in the play.
Director Andrew Nogasky
Assistant Director AneUnhu Gwatidzo
Technical Director Trenton Bean
Scenic Designer Milinda Weeks
Costume Designer Kathleen Hansen
Lighting Designer Milinda Weeks
Sound Designers Sergio Arellano
Sound Designers Ross Christensen
Sound Designers Josh Jensen
Original Music by Tyler Olsen
Original Music by Sarah Insalaco
Eileen Asia-Nicole Nielson
Kate Mandee Burton
JohnnyPateenMike Christopher James
Billy Chad Henwood
Bartley Erik Larsen
Helen Blake Verdel
BabbyBobby Gavin Rouska
Doctor Brandon Davis
Mammy Katelyn Wilson