The Cripple of Inishmaan
Date: January 14, 2018 - January 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: The Guildhall
45530 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack BC
Price: Adults:
Students and Seniors:

“The Cripple of Inishmaan” Directed by Clint Hames Produced by Dave Stephen

Auditions will be January 14 and 15 at the Guild Hall at 7:00 pm

A pdf of the script can be obtained in advance by emailing  You can also send enquiries about the production to that email. . The play is a dark comedy by Martin McDonagh who links the story to the real life filming of the documentary Man of Aran. The play is set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan off the western coast of Ireland in 1934.  The interesting and eclectic village inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighbouring island of Inishmore to make a documentary about life on the islands. The lead character, "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. The play's revival was a recent Broadway hit starring Daniel Radcliffe (of Harry Potter fame) in the lead role.  It is funny and filled with wonderful characters.

The cast includes:

•       Billy Claven, 20’s – disabled by cerebral palsy
•       Kate Osbourne, 50’s to 60’s – Billy’s adoptive aunt (known to talk to stones)
•       Eileen Osbourne, 50’s – 60’s – Billy’s other adoptive aunt and Kate’s sister (is known to hide candy)
•       Johnnypateenmike, 50’s to 70’s – the town gossip
•       Helen McCormick, 20’s – a tough girl Billy has had a crush on for some time
•       Bartley McCormick, 15 to 20’s – Helen’s brother (considered the village idiot)
•       Babbybobby Bennett, 30’s to 50’s – a boatman whose wife died of tuberculosis
•       Doctor McSharry, 30’s to 70’s – the town doctor
•       Mammy O’Dougal, Johnny’s alcoholic 90-year-old mother (is trying to drink herself dead)
**The roles all require an Irish accent.  Support for accents will be provided.

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