Set in 1934 on the Aran Islands at the mouth of Galway Bay in western Ireland, this play focuses on inhabitants of the island of Inishmaan, who are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival on 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 and outcast gets his chance . . . or so some believe.
To download the production postcard for The Cripple of Inishmaan to share with your friends, visit the Downloads page of our website and look under the Production Postcard heading. A PDF of the production playbill is also available in the same location.
Click here to view The Cripple of Inishmaan production photo gallery! The gallery features newly added archive shots taken following our matinee performance on September 11, 2016!
Our 68th season is a veritable rollercoaster ride of drama, comedy and delightful musical theater! We open with Martin McDonagh’s dark Irish comedy, The Cripple of Inishmaan, set in 1934 on the Aran Islands off Galway. Next we plunge into the fractious marriage of George and Martha in Edward Albee’s classic study of borderline personality disorders, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. From there it’s on to the considerably lighter fare of A Christmas Carol, our biennial musical version of the Charles Dickens holiday classic. For the new year we head to The City of Conversation (Washington), Anthony Giardina’s fascinating multi-decade look at the politics and Politics of a connected Georgetown family; then back to England for the charmingly funny Calendar Girls; then to Venice, Italy, of the early 1960s for our version of the Tony award winning musical Nine; and finally to Bucks County, Pa., for Christopher Durang’s hilarious Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. As roller-coasters go, it promises to be one heck of a ride. Please join us!
The Colonial Players Box Office staff is excited to announce the availability of Season Subscriptions through our online ticketing website! Beginning on July 25, 2016, season subscriptions became available simply by navigating to Box Office > Purchase Tickets, then clicking the Buy Tickets button for your desired package. You will be able to completely customize your order to meet your theater-going preferences for the upcoming 2016-2017 season:
Why become a subscriber at Colonial Players? You love theatre. You love being entertained, amused, titillated. You love the chance to live in other worlds, other times, to think about life from other perspectives, other circumstances. You like to know that your seats will be waiting for you as you anticipate a full year of theatre dates with friends. You love supporting a group of artists who are part of your community, contributing their talents and time to bring you the most interesting, entertaining, and energizing theatre they can.
In addition, as a subscriber you will enjoy having the first chance to purchase tickets and select seats for each production in the upcoming season! Don't worry if, later on, you can't make one of your chosen dates; as a subscriber you can easily exchange your tickets in the event of a schedule conflict by contacting the Box Office via phone or email. And don't forget: subscribers also enjoy a discount on each ticket!
In addition, subscribers may take advantage of our Friends and Family Discount. Buy up to 2 additional tickets for friends or family at the discounted subscription price to any performance for which you already have subscription seats. Our Box Office staff will do their best to ensure your group is seated together!
Why consider a Colonial Players FlexTicket? For the same cost per seat as a season subscription, Colonial Players offers a Ten-seat FlexTicket which may be used for any combination of shows and seats you choose through the end of the season for which it was purchased. FlexTickets are transferable so that your friends and children may use yours. To redeem a FlexTicket for a particular performance, contact the Box Office directly via phone or email to reserve your seats! When shows are sold out, FlexTicket holders have the added advantage of being able to order standby tickets by phone on the same day as the show, up to an hour before curtain time. FlexTicket Standbys who have ordered by phone will be seated ahead of regular standby ticket holders. Save money, support the theater, and enjoy the convenience of FlexTickets! Ten-seat FlexTickets are available for Adults for $18.00 per seat ($180 total - a $20 savings!) and Seniors, Students, or Military for $14.00 per seat ($140 total - a $10 savings!). Senior and Student FlexTickets are limited to use by seniors and students.
Six Production Subscriptions will be available for purchase online and through the Box Office directly until September 18, 2016. Five Production Subscriptions will be available until October 30, 2016. FlexTicket subscriptions will be available through November 12, 2016. Once ordered, subscription tickets and FlexTicket vouchers will be mailed beginning in mid-August.
~The Colonial Players
Please note: A Christmas Carol is not part of the regular subscription series and cannot be purchased as part of a subscription or FlexTicket order. Tickets for A Christmas Carol will be available beginning at the public sidewalk sale on November 19, 2016. Additional details on the ticket sale will be available on our website closer to that time.
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