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Greystone performs play by renowned screenwriter Martin McDonagh

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Chris Krug-Iron, left, in character as Babby Bobby, reads from a note while Garrett Gizen, right, in character as “Cripple” Billy, looks at him in Greystone Theatre during the Media Call on Feb. 5, 2019.

Greystone Theatre is returning to the stage with their third play of the season: The Cripple of Inishmaan, a dark comedy by Martin McDonagh. The play follows the story of Billy “Cripple” Claven, an isolated and alienated resident of the Aran Islands in Northern Ireland who longs to escape his hometown of Inishmaan. When a film crew visits the community for a documentary production, he sees an unlikely opportunity to so.

McDonagh is the writer of films like Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. In addition, he is a prolific playwright, with The Cripple of Inishmaan being the first play in a trilogy focused on the Aran Islands.

The play is running until Feb. 16 with tickets on sale for a discounted rate of $17 for students.

Cole Chretien / Culture Editor

Photo: David Hartman

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