BY MARTIN MCDONAGH
DIRECTED BY DWAYNE BRENNA
In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to a neighbouring island to film his documentary Man of Aran. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been gazing 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 rumour-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.
With this bleak yet uproariously funny play, the young Anglo-Irish dramatist Martin McDonagh fulfills the promise of his award-winning The Beauty Queen of Leenane while confirming his place in a tradition that extends from Synge to O’Casey and Brendan Behan (quoted from the cover notes of the Vintage edition of the play).
How to get tickets?
For VISA and MasterCard ticket purchases: (*Interac purchases are currently not available.)
Advance Tickets go on sale two weeks before each show, available weekdays (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 – 4:00 PM) at: Greystone Theatre Daytime Box Office, Room 183 John Mitchell Building,
and one hour before performance also at: Greystone Theatre Evening Box Office, Room 122.1 John Mitchell Building
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
February 6 – 16, 2019
No show on Sunday, February 10, 2019
Venue & Address :
The Greystone Theatre – John Mitchell Bldg, 118 Science Pl, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2
The Greystone Theatre is located in the John Mitchell Building on the University of Saskatchewan Campus.
From College Drive, enter the cam pus on Wiggins Road. Follow Campus Drive until you reach Science Place Road. Turn right. Follow Science Place Road until you reach a cul-de-sac. You will now see the John Mitchell Building.
Parking – Public parking close to the John Mitchell Building is either at metered locations or underground heated parking beneath the Agriculture Building (access from Science Place Road).