The Cripple of Inishmaan

  • Date:
    December 1, 2008

    "Emerges as a subversive charmer that shows off Mr. McDonagh�s skills as an expectation-thwarting master of knotted yarns."
    Ben Brantley
    New York Times

    "The show moves so surely you feel transported. Not just to one of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland where the story unfolds, but to a blissful spot a show can take you when everything is clicking." & "Funny, brutal and satisfying fable."
    Joe Dziemianowicz
    New York Daily News

    "Flawlessly staged by Garry Hynes and superbly acted, it ratchets up the play's emotional depth while sacrificing little of its bleak humor."
    Frank Scheck
    New York Post

    "McDonagh's black and bloody humor has forged some of the funniest contemporary stage work, but as made clear by this fully realized revival ... these superb entertainments have a humanity that is even more startling than their abrupt violence." & "The ensemble, under the direction of Druid artistic director Garry Hynes, does the sort of finely tuned work that makes you grateful there are still awards for ensemble acting. Each excellent performance leaves room for every other."
    Adam R. Perlman
    Back Stage

    "A terrific revival." & "While extraordinarily funny, tugs at the emotions"
    Robert Feldberg
    The Record

    "Darkly hilarious and surprisingly moving comedy." & "In director Garry Hynes, McDonagh has found the perfect midwife to bring the play back to New York, especially after a much different, more cartoonish production 10 years ago proved disappointing. Hynes, who runs the Druid, has tapped into a joint Irish-American cast, and her actors makes a compelling argument for "Inishmaan" as one of McDonagh's finest plays."
    Michael Kuchwara
    Associated Press