Billy Claven lives on a small Irish island, and, like most of his neighbors, does a lot of nothing. Unlike his neighbors, Billy is disabled. He’s The Cripple of Inishmaan. When a film crew starts to shoot a movie nearby, most of the residents see it as a diversion from their stagnant lives; Billy sees it as a way to escape his less than happy existence. “[Martin] McDonagh takes life’s mundane moments and makes them funny and accessible for audiences,” says director Steve Wallace via press materials. “We all understand why someone would want to be in a movie, but McDonagh shows the other side of the coin. Is 15 minutes of fame really what Billy wants? And will leaving Inishmaan really help him?” 8 p.m. April 20, 21, 24 and 28, and 2 p.m. April 22 and 29. University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun. For information, call 713-742-2929 or visit www.uh.edu.
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