‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ Angell Blackfriars Theatre, Smith Center for the Arts


Providence College’s Department of Theatre, Dance and Film presents its fall play, “The Cripple of Inishmaan” by Martin McDonagh, directed by Providence College Professor Mary G. Farrell.

When a Hollywood director shows up to direct a film on one of the remote islands of Aran, crippled Billy decides he wants to be cast, which gives the inhabitants of Inishmaan even more reasons to gossip. Hailed for brilliant dialogue that veers from heartrending to side-splitting, “The Cripple of Inishmaan” “delivers jolly dark fun” (Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times) and reveals the underbelly of village life in all its facets of humanity.

“The Cripple of Inishmaan” will open on Friday, Oct. 28 and run two consecutive weekends. Returning guest artists will feature Kathryn Kawecki of Boston for scenic design, Daytime Emmy nominee (Zoom) Deb Newhall for costume design, Tim Cryan of New York for lighting design, and Paul Perry for sound design.

Tickets for events sponsored by the Department of Theatre, Dance and Film may be purchased online at www.providence.edu/theatre or at the Box Office at the Smith Center, located in the main lobby of the building. The Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 1:30 to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to performances. Tickets may also be purchased over the telephone from the Box Office with a credit card by calling 4865-2218. Ticket prices are $13, $9 (senior citizen) and $5 (student). Seating for this production is reserved.

For more information concerning the Department of Theatre, Dance and Film season, call 865-2218 or visit www.providence.edu/theatre.


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