Atlantic Theater Company co-produces Academy Award winner and four time Tony Award-nominated playwright Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan with Druid, Galway. Tony Award-winning Garry Hynes directs.
Set in 1934 on an island off the west coast of Ireland, Hollywood filmmaker Robert Flaherty arrives on the neighboring island of Inishmore to film his movie The Man of Aran and excitement ripples through the sleepy community of Inishmaan. For orphaned Billy Craven, who has been relentlessly scorned by the island's inhabitants, the film represents an escape from the poverty of his existence. He vies for a part in the film, and to everyone's surprise, it is the cripple who gets his chance.