Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cripple of Inishmaan opens Friday

Iowa CityThe Cripple of Inishmaan, a wickedly hilarious Irish comedy by Martin McDonagh, will be performed at Riverside Theatre in Iowa City October 28 through November 13.

Every couple of years, Riverside teams up with Cornell College to produce a show, giving students the opportunity to work with professional actors and designers. The Cripple of Inishmaan is the latest in this long history of collaboration. It is directed by Riverside Theatre Resident Artist and Production Manager Ron Clark.

The Cripple of Inishmaan is set in 1934 on the remote island of Inishmaan, where Cripple Billy dreams of a world away from his adopted aunts, their tiny village store, and their nosy fellow villagers. he hears that a Hollywood film crew is working nearby, Billy hatches a plot to land a part. What follows is a tale of adventure, loss and redemption.

The cast includes Kristy Hartsgrove as Kate, Osean Perez as Cripple Billy, Anna Sewell as Helen and Tim Budd as Johnnypateenmike.

For more information or for tickets, call the Riverside Theatre Box Office at 319-338-7672 or order online.

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