Dark Comedy Classic ‘Cripple of Inishmaan’ To Be Presented by CCC Theatre

On the remote Irish island of Inishmaan in 1934, word is out that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighboring island of Inishmore. “Cripple Billy” decides to risk everything to escape his tedious life, if only he can get cast in the film and move to Hollywood.

So begins The Cripple of Inishmaan, the comic masterpiece that will be presented by Clackamas Community College’s Theatre Department this winter.

The production was a hit off-Broadway play from 1998, and was brought back again on Broadway in 2014 starring Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Written by acclaimed screenwriter and director Martin McDonagh, The Cripple of Inishmaan is a side-splitting dark comedy loaded with unforgettable characters in the great tradition of Irish drama.

Directed by James Eikrem, The Cripple of Inishmaan features a dynamic ensemble of CCC students and community members, with scenic and lighting design by Chris Whitten, costumes by Gina Piva and music by guest artist Griff Bear on the Irish fiddle.

The Cripple of Inishmaan runs Feb. 27-March 8, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m., in the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. There will also be a 10 a.m. matinee on Friday, March 6. An opening-night reception will be held Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and includes light refreshments.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+) and free for students at the door or $5 online. Visit www.clackamas.edu/theatre or call 503-594-3153 for reservations.

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