The Cripple of Inishmaan
In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island to film a documentary. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been grazing 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Hagelstein - LibraryThing
A wickedly humorous, bittersweet play that - like the bulk of McDonagh's work - runs deeper than first seems. Billy the Cripple is an orphan raised by his eccentric aunts on the Island of Inishmaan in ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kidzdoc - LibraryThing
I saw the play at the NoŽl Coward Theatre in London on 7/22/13, and read the script today. This play, which initially premiered in London in 1997, was based on a true event, in which noted Hollywood ... Read full review