SUNY Cortland brings ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ to the stage

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SUNY Cortland’s Performing Arts Department offers up a dark comedy as its first production of the spring semester.

cripple of inaashman“The Cripple of Inishmaan,” a 1996 work from British/Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, comes to the Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre from Thursday, Feb. 18, to Sunday, Feb. 21. The Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances all start at 8 p.m., while the Sunday matinee begins at 2 p.m.

The show, which contains adult language and situations, is recommended for ages 13 and older.

Tickets cost $11 for adults and $7 for students, with only a handful remaining for the Saturday night show. They can be purchased online through the box office website: cortland.edu/boxoffice

Limited seating is available due to the Lab Theatre’s size.

Set in the 1930s, the comedy takes place in the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan off the west coast of Ireland. Billy Claven, a young boy, hears that a documentary film crew is coming to a nearby island and sees it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to escape his current circumstances.

The College’s production features student actors. Deena Conley, associate professor and chair of the Performing Arts Department, serves as director and dialect coach.

For more information, contact Michael Sills, the box office manager, at 607-753-2831.


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