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Earlier this week I was invited to see The Cripple of Inishmaan, the new Martin McDonaugh play starring Daniel Radcliffe. I love McDonaugh (especially The Lieutenant of Inishmore, oh man!) so I was totally excited to see his latest to come to Broadway. And Daniel Radcliffe? I’ve never really been a Harry Potter fan, but he’s a great actor in everything else I’ve seen him in so I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed.
About a young man named cripple Billy (Radcliffe) who’s being raised by his two “aunts” after his parent’s killed themselves. He hears of a Hollywood director casting a film in Inishmore and he goes to audition. The play is about the affect it has on himself, his aunts, and acquaintances, including a girl he secretly has a crush on (Helen).
This is your typical McDonaugh play: dark, highly comical, and with a couple of twists. I love McDonaugh’s work, so I loved Inishmaan. Radcliffe was pure light onstage as Billy and I especially loved Sarah Greene as Helen. It maybe got a bit long towards the end of the second act, but it wasn’t bothersome.
If you like Radcliffe, McDonaugh, or just dark comedies in general, definitely check on The Cripple of Inishmaan.
Tickets provided by the production.
1) The amount of happiness that I have inside for when I do stupid little things like take out multiple bags of trash, hang out clothes, or unload the dishwasher is unbelievable. I hate doing these things so much but not doing them drives me insane too. Sometimes I think I was better at adulting when I was in college.
2) I start my new job tomorrow. I’m not really nervous - more excited than anything else - and I’d like to keep it that way! This is the first time I’ve ever transitioned between jobs. Usually layoffs occurred, or an internship ended, but I’ve never had the privilege (or stress) of saying thank you for everything but I’m leaving to one job and starting a new one. I’m still going to be working advertising so I think I’ll wear a black dress with my teal blazer. I would’ve gone to TJ Maxx when I got back to the city but they closed for the day.
3) Happy opening to The Cripple of Inishmaan tonight! I’ll be seeing you on Tuesday night with a friend that I haven’t seen in way too long.
4) I think I’m going to have to go see Hedwig again very soon (or you know, attempt the lottery again soon). The original off-Broadway cast recording has been bringing some tears to my eyes lately. (Read my review from last weekend here.)