PHOTO CALL: Cast of Off-Broadway's Cripple of Inishmaan Celebrates

News   PHOTO CALL: Cast of Off-Broadway's Cripple of Inishmaan Celebrates
Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan will officially opened at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company Dec. 21.

This production of the Druid Theatre comes to New York following a U.K. tour. It will play a limited engagement through Feb 1, 2009.

Garry Hynes directs a cast that includes Kerry Condon, Andrew Connolly, Laurence Kinlan, Dearbhla Molloy, Aaron Monaghan, Best Actress Tony Award winner Marie Mullen (Beauty Queen of Leenane), Patricia O'Connell, David Pearse and John C. Vennema.

"Set in 1934 on an island off the west coast of Ireland," The Cripple of Inishmaan, ATC press notes state, concerns "Hollywood filmmaker Robert Flaherty [who] arrives on the neighboring island of Inishmore to film his movie 'The Man of Aran' and excitement ripples through the sleepy community of Inishmaan. For orphaned Billy Claven, who has been relentlessly scorned by the island's inhabitants, the film represents an escape from the poverty of his existence. He vies for a part in the film, and to everyone's surprise, it is the cripple who gets his chance."

Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater is located at 336 West 20th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets, priced $65, are available by (212) 279-4200 or by visiting

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Here is a look at an early opening party held Dec. 18 at Earth (116A Tenth Avenue):

Director Garry Hynes and playwright Martin McDonagh
Kerry Condon
Aaron Monaghan
Marie Mullen
John C. Vennema
Andrew Connolly
David Pearse
Jonathan Bernstein
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Michael Stuhlbarg
Neil Pepe and Mary McCann
Patricia O'Connell, Dearbhla Molloy, Marie Mullen, Garry Hynes, Martin McDonagh and Kerry Condon
Curtain Call

All photos by Aubrey Reuben

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