We’ve Got a Scorcher on Our Hands!
Posted: 3/8/11 -- 3:05 pm
by Jim Leija
Audiences in Boston are Raving about Martin McDonagh’s
The Cripple of Inishmaan!
“The big word I’d use to describe ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ is wonderful.”
-The Boston Globe
“… [a] fiendishly funny sendup of rural Irish life…
McDonagh’s people are as irresistible to us as they are nasty to one another.”
-The Washington Post
Check out this note from the executive director of Arts Emerson: The World on Stage, which presented the play in Boston last month:
Dear Michigan Audiences,
I’m writing to tell you that you are in for a huge theatrical treat this week! We hosted the Druid and Atlantic Theater Company’s production of The Cripple of Inishmaan last month here in Boston, and our audiences absolutely adored it. Martin McDonagh uniquely combines the wit and humor for which the Irish are legendary with a charismatic storytelling ability. Few plays have the variety of “characters” – and I mean that in both the ironic sense and in the sense of fully-realized character development – of this play. You can see what our audiences had to say about it here:
I’m still receiving comments from our audiences about how much they enjoyed the work – and also messages of regret from people who weren’t able to see it during the short time that it was in Boston. There’s nothing I hate more as an arts presenter like UMS than having something in my venue for such a short time that people don’t know about it until it’s too late. I hope you will check it out while it’s in Ann Arbor – trust me, you won’t want to miss it.
Executive Director, ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage
Jim Leija is UMS Director of Education & Community Engagement. He's an alumni of the University of Michigan College of LSA, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and School of Art & Design. Jim lives in Ann Arbor with his partner Aric and two dog-children named Olive and Maisie.