Druid Theatre's

The Cripple of Inishmaan

March 16 - 27, 2011

in CST's Courtyard Theater

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


Druid was founded in Galway in 1975 by graduates of the National University of Ireland, Galway, Garry Hynes, Mick Lally and Marie Mullen—the first professional theatre company in Ireland to be based outside Dublin.

Firmly based in what was once an abandoned run down part of town and is now the most visited part of Galway city, Druid presents work at home in Galway as well as touring extensively in Ireland. The company also tours to key global centres around the world, making Druid one of the best known theatre companies in the English-speaking world. In 2009 alone, Druid toured to Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA presenting 364 performances in 26 venues. Since 1979, the company has had its own theatre on Druid Lane in Galway. The theatre is the birthplace of all the work and continues to serve as a facility for the promotion and development of the arts in Galway.

Druid has always worked to reinvigorate perceptions of classic dramatic works and to engage with new dramatic works of a challenging, innovative and daring kind. Recent productions in 2008 and 2007 include The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh, The New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh (Edinburgh Fringe First Winner 2008), The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh (Edinburgh Fringe First Winner 2007) and Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill. Other acclaimed Druid productions include three works by John B. Keane, Sive (2002), Sharon's Grave (2003) and The Year of the Hiker (2006), and Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996).

Through its new writing programme, Druid nurtures and supports new playwriting talents and consistently commissions, develops, and produces new plays by a wide range of emerging and established writers both from Ireland and abroad. Visit their website for more information.

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