Stories from the Islands - Behind the Scenes of "The Cripple of Inishmaan"
Monday March 7, 2011: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Join U-M Professor Martin Walsh and Druid and Atlantic Theater Company's Sarah Lynch in this interactive discussion of the company's upcoming production of Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan."
"The Cripple of Inishmaan" is a dark comedy linked to the story of the real life filming of the documentary Man of Aran. The story is set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan off the Western Coast of Ireland in 1934. The inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighboring Inishmore to make a documentary about life on the islands. "Cripple" Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film, and to everyone's surprise, the orphan gets his chance.
Learn more about this fantastic production from Ireland before you see the March 10 - 13 University Musical Society performances at the Power Center! For more information about the Power Center performances, visit UMS.org.