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April 14, 2010

UMBC Department of Theatre Presents The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh

Directed by Eve Muson

April 21 - May 2, 2010
UMBC Theatre

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture
410-455-3370
tmoore@umbc.edu

Note: This release is available as a pdf file.

The Cripple of Inishmaan - Photo by Rich RigginsThe Department of Theatre presents presents The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh, directed by Eve Muson, from April 21st through May 2nd in the UMBC Theatre. The production features scenery by Elena Zlotescu, costumes by Ulrich Lindqvist, lighting and sound design by Terry Cobb, vocal direction by Lynn Watson, and music by McDonagh’s March.

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934, The Cripple of Inishmaan is a strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling. As word arrives on Inishmaan that a Hollywood director is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to film Man of Aran, the one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.

Performances
Wednesday, April 21, 8 pm (preview)
Thursday, April 22, 4 pm (free performance for the UMBC students, faculty and staff, with a talkback following the performance)
Friday, April 23, 8 pm (opening night)
Saturday, April 24, 8 pm
Sunday, April 25, 4 pm
Thursday, April 29, 8 pm
Friday, April 30, 8 pm
Saturday, May 1, 8 pm
Sunday, May 2, 4 pm

Admission
$10 general admission; $5 students and seniors; $3 for the preview.
The performance on Thursday, April 22nd is free for UMBC students, faculty and staff.
Information and reservations: 410-455-2476 or http://www.umbc.edu/theatre/res_crippleofinishmaan.html

Public Information
UMBC Arts website: http://www.umbc.edu/arts

Media Resources
Online News Releases: http://www.umbc.edu/news
High resolution images: http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res/ (photos by Rich Riggins)

Directions
-- From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Theatre.
-- From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Theatre.
-- From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Theatre.
-- Visitor parking is available in the Commons Garage. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.
Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

The Cripple of Inishmaan - Photo by Rich Riggins

Posted by tmoore at April 14, 2010 10:13 AM