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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.