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.
The cast will include Liam Carney as BabbyBobby, Nancy E. Carroll as Mammy O'Dougal, Ingrid Craigie as Kate, Dermot Crowley as JohnnyPateenMike, Clare Dunne as Slippy Helen, Laurence Kinlan as Bartley, Dearbhla Molloy as Eileen, Tadhg Murphy as Billy Claven, and Paul Vincent O'Connor as Doctor McSharry.
The production is presented as part of Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland's year-long season of Irish arts in America in 2011. Additional U.S. stops will include Washington DC (Kennedy Center, February 8 - 12); Ann Arbor, MI (Power Center for the Performing Arts, March 10 - 13); Chicago, IL (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, March 16 - 27); Los Angeles, CA, (Kirk Douglas Theatre, April 5 - May 1); Berkeley, CA, (Zellerbach Playhouse, May 4 - 14); Philadelphia, PA, (Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, May 19 - 22); Charleston, SC, (Spoleto Festival, May 26 - June 12); and New Haven, CT (International Festival of Arts & Ideas, June 15 - 19).
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