The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Phoenix Theatre

We’re now four events into our 2014-2015 Passport to the Arts season. It’s too late to subscribe with us (we sold out at 200!), but that doesn’t mean you can’t use what we learn as research for your own arts season.

Following each show this season, we’ll tell you what Passport subscribers thought and share recommendations from Sky Blue Window to help you decide what tickets to pick up next.


Our fourth stop of the Passport season was the Phoenix Theatre‘s severely dark comedy The Cripple of InishmaanWith only one weekend left on stage, you may be pressed to catch this show while it’s at the Phoenix. Still our Passport crowd gives it a mighty nice thumbs up, and we think you should try to make it if you can.

Our Passport to the Arts crowd gave The Cripple of Inishmaan

79% Thumbs Up

And they said things like . . .

“A dark, but funny play that takes place in pre-WWII Ireland featuring a crippled boy as the title implies. The acting is strong and well-casted. I laughed and cried. Thumbs up!”

“Very interesting social issues at play in this show. Loved the intimate venue too.”

“A bit of an odd plot, but quite enjoyable and well done by the Phoenix group.”

The The Cripple of Inishmaan is for you if you . . .”

  • Are comfortable laughing at something you think is funny even if you’re the only person laughing.
  • Have a very dark sense of humor.
  • Enjoy plot lines that indulge life’s cruel ironies.
  • Love small theatre spaces that put you very close to the actors.
Sky Blue Window Recommendations . . . on their way!

Sky Blue Window‘s taking excellent care of us this Passport season by providing pre-show notes and post-show recommendations. So, if you’re interested in more things like the Phoenix Theatre’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, they’ve got a few best-bets for your cultural explorations.

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