Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934, The Cripple of Inishmaan is a strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling. As word arrives on Inishmaan that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to film Man of Aran, the one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.
In an effort to provide our theatre students with as many performance and design opportunities as possible, the theatre program offers a diverse schedule of performances throughout the year. These events typically take place in the Lindenwood and Emerson Black Box Theater's, and tickets are available at the Scheidegger Center Box Office. All Lindenwood University students, faculty, and staff, receive two complimentary tickets to any event produced by the School of Arts, Media, and Communications.
Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay's 18th-century 'The Beggar's Opera' to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. Set in Victorian London, the bitter tale is told of the predatory outlaw known as Mack the Knife.