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Druid Theatre's

The Cripple
of Inishmaan

March 16

March 27, 2011

in CST's Courtyard Theater

A World's Stage Production
from Ireland
by Martin McDonagh
directed by Garry Hynes

About Druid

...a world-class company rooted in the cultural fabric of Galway"

—The Irish Times

Located in Galway, Druid was founded in 1975 by Garry Hynes, Mick Lally and Marie Mullen, graduates of the National University of Ireland. Upon its founding, Druid became the very first professional theater company in Ireland to be based outside Dublin.

Druid still calls Galway home. In existence for 30 years, its resident theater on Druid Lane is the birthplace of all the company's work and serves as a facility for the promotion and development of Galway's vibrant arts scene.

Since its foundation in 1975 and right up until the present day Druid passionately believes that audiences have a right to see first-class professional theater without having to travel long distances outside their own communities. Druid's goal is to create electrifying theater experiences for every person, in every place and every time they perform. The company has toured to every nook and cranny in Ireland and toured to key global centers around the world, making it one of the best-known theater companies in the English-speaking world.

Recent productions that have toured the US include: The New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh (2009); The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh (2008) and The Playboy of the Western World by JM Synge (2008). Other acclaimed productions include Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996), which won Druid four Tony awards, and DruidSynge, described by Charles Isherwood of the New York Times as "a highlight not just of my theater-going year but of my theater-going life."

Druid made its Chicago debut at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2010 as part of an extensive international tour of The Walworth Farce, which was staged in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

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