In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island to film a documentary.
No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been grazing cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank.
As news of his audacity ripples through his rumor-starved community, The Cripple of Inishmaan becomes a merciless portrayal of a world comically cramped and relentlessly absurd, even when, to everyone's surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his big chance.
@ the John Drew Theatre