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The Cripple of Inishmaan

Druid and Atlantic Theater Company

May 19 – 22

Famed Irish theatre company Druid and New York's Atlantic Theatre present The Cripple of Inishmaan, written by Academy® Award winner Martin McDonagh and directed by Tony® Award winner Garry Hynes. Set in rural Ireland in 1934, this dark comedy depicts the impact that a Hollywood film crew has over the local residents when it shows up to document the tiny island of Inishmore. When a young, orphaned "cripple" named Billy Claven is selected for a part in the film, his dreams of escape take flight.

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Irish Lunch Package
Take a wander through Irish culture with an Irish-themed lunch at the Sheraton and a performance of The Cripple of Inishmaan! On Sunday, May 22, stop by the Sheraton in University City (3549 Chestnut Street) for an Irish-themed lunch buffet available 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM featuring family-style seating and an authentic menu. Then, enjoy a production of Academy® Award winner Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan.

This amazing offer is only $45 a person!*

Click here to purchase your The Cripple of Inishmaan Irish Lunch Package for Sunday, May 22.

Open captioning will be offered for the 8 PM performance on May 21 and the 2 PM performance on May 22



Thursday, May 19 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, May 20 @ 8 PM
Saturday, May 21 @ 2 PM

Venue: Zellerbach Theatre
Saturday, May 21 @ 8 PM
Sunday, May 22 @ 2 PM

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Post-show talk back with the cast
May 19
Join us for a post-show talk back with members of the cast and Tim Smith, the Druid’s general manager. This event will be hosted by Father David Cregan O.S.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor for Theatre and English at Villanova University.

Post-show talk back with the cast
May 20
Join us for a post-show talk back with members of the cast and Tim Smith, the Druid’s general manager. This event will be hosted by Dr. Roslyn Blyn-LaDrew, a lecturer in Irish Gaelic for the Penn Language Center in the School of Arts and Sciences.

This performance is part of the
Annenberg Center’s Theatre Series.
The Cripple of Inishmaan has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative.
Media support for The Cripple of Inishmaan is provided by WHYY.
Accessibility Equipment, Training, and Marketing provided by Independence Starts Here, the statewide cultural accessibility program of VSA PA/Amaryllis Theatre Co., jointly led in different regions in PA by cultural partners in that region. In Greater Philadelphia, Independence Starts Here is jointly led by Art-Reach, Inc.
The Cripple of Inishmaan is part of the Philadelphia Irish Theatre Festival and Irish MixTix.

Photo credit: Robert Day

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