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Apr 24, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Irish humor is legendary and Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh—author of the screen play for the films In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths—has single handedly taken it to a new contemporary level. McDonagh is considered one of the greatest living Irish playwrights having authored two sets of trilogies, The Leenane and the Aran Islands trilogies, located in and around County Galway in Ireland. Plays like The Beauty Queen of Leenane helped to launch his career making him the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards’ Most Promising Playwright in 1996. In his relatively short career, he has also been nominated four times for a Tony Award for Best Play. In The Cripple of Inishmaan, McDonagh gives audiences a merciless portrayal of a world comically cramped and relentlessly absurd with eccentric island characters trading stories to within an inch of their lives while a young man tries to make sense of who he is.