Dark Irish play united humor and darkness on the shores of Ireland

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