The Cripple of Inishmaan Calendar Notice - September 20 to October 12

NEW MILFORD, CONN. (August 14, 2013) – This fall, TheatreWorks New Milford will present the black Irish comedy THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, by Tony Award-nominated playwright and Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges,” “Seven Psychopaths”).

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN is a strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling. As word arrives on Inishmaan that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to film “Man of Aran,” the one person who wants to be in the film more that anybody is young Cripple Billy, a boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. Filled with a cast of extraordinary characters and unexpected plot turns, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN promises to take the audience along on Cripple Billy’s crazy journey of hope and discovery.

The production features some of the region’s finest actors: Keir Hansen (Barkhamsted), Frank Arcaro (Roxbury), Tom Libonate (Danbury), Ellen Burnett (Sherman), and Ali Bernhardt, James Hipp, Joe Russo, Susan Pettibone, and Sonnie Osborne (all New Milford).

The play is under the direction of Richard Pettibone of New Milford.

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN runs September 20,21 27,28 October 4,5,6 11,12. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with a 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinee on October 6.

Tickets for all shows are $23 for reserved seating.

On Thursday, September 19, senior citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. is TheatreWorks’ Pay-What-You-Want night. At this performance, you name the price for your ticket.

Reservations can be made online at WWW.THEATREWORKS.US or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863.

TheatreWorks is an award-winning, regional theatre company located on 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, Conn.


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