The Druid and Atlantic Theater Company co-production will be directed by Garry Hynes, who won a Tony Award for her work on McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane. The cast will feature Liam Carney as BabbyBobby, Nancy E. Carroll as Mammy O’Dougal, Ingrid Craigie as Kate, Dermot Crowley as JohnnyPateenMike, Clare Dunne as Slippy Helen, Laurence Kinlan as Bartley, Dearbhla Molloy as Eileen, Tadhg Murphy as Billy Claven and Paul Vincent O’Connor as Doctor McSharry.
The creative team will comprise set and costume designer Francis O’Connor, lighting designer Davy Cunningham, sound designer John Leonard and composer Colin Towns.
Druid is bringing the production to the Kennedy Center as part of a five-month tour of the U.S. in the spring of 2011, which also includes Ann Arbor, MI; Berkeley, CA; Boston, MA; Charleston, SC; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; New Haven, CT; and Philadelphia, PA. The company will also tour Ireland, including a first-time visit to the island of Inis Meáin.
According to press notes, "Set in rural Ireland in 1934, this dark comedy depicts the impact that a Hollywood film crew has over the local residents when it shows up to document the tiny island of Inishmore. When a young, orphaned 'cripple' named Billy Claven is selected for a part in the film, his dreams of escape take flight."
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