Crew succeeds in unique comedy
By Mary Colurso
Birmingham News staff writer
May 21, 2007
“The Cripple of Inishmaan”
Presented by City Equity Theatre
Through June 3
Alabama School of Fine Arts
4 out of 5 stars
Two distinct types of comedy run through “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” a 1997 play by Martin McDonagh, performed here by City Equity Theatre.
First we have the traditional twinkle of a folk tale set in the Aran Islands, off the coast of Ireland.
But don’t go expecting leprechauns or a hidden pot of gold. There’s a streak of gallows humor underlying McDonagh’s plot, darkening the storyline and rendering any joy bittersweet.