Have a laugh on the Emerald Isle! The Cripple of Inishmaan is coming to EPAC!

June 8 - 17


Marakay Rogers, Broadwayworld.com
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"'The Cripple of Inishmaan' is charming comedy with terrific ensemble"

Jane Holahan, Lancaster Online

The Cripple of Inishmaan is a dark yet surprisingly touching comedy-drama by Martin McDonagh. Witness a remote Irish village in the 1930s in which everyone goes a little crazy — and they’re rather crazy under normal circumstances — when they hear that filmmakers from Hollywood will be making a movie in their town. The play is set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan off the western coast of Ireland in 1934, where the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighboring Inishmore to make a documentary about life on the islands. "Cripple" Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty, and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film; and to everyone's surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance . . . or so some believe. The Cripple of Inishmaan is a major play from one of our best modern playwrights. Sweet and sentimental as well as dark and brooding, it is as sweet and savory as a hearty Irish stew.

Rehearsal Video 2


Susan L. Pena, Reading Eagle
Rehearsal Video
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The Cripple of Inishmaan will run from June 8, 2017, through June 17, 2017, at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (717) 733-7966 x 1.

EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC's Opening Night Party Sponsor is American Legion, Post 429

EPAC's show sponsor is Tellus360.

Individual show sponsor is The Ehnita Tribe.

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA.

EPAC's 2017 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Win a keepsake poster commemorating The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Cripple of Inishmaan Show Poster

You could also be the lucky winner of a limited edition original piece of art signed by the entire cast and crew! Yes, one of these limited pieces will be secured and signed by the entire cast and crew of EPAC's production of The Cripple of Inishmaan.

This special legacy piece is going to be raffled during the run of The Cripple of Inishmaan with the drawing to be held closing day, June 17. You need not be present to win! Raffle tickets will be sold 1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 8 for $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, your home for theater that matters!


Creative Team

Director - Edward R Fernandez
Stage Manager - Robert Adams
Set Design - Braden Hooter
Light Design - Michael Wiltraut
Prop Master - Keith Eyrich


Kate - Elizabeth Pattey
Eileen - Tricia Corcoran
Johnnypateenmike - John Kleimo
Billy - Brian Huff
Bartley - Sean Deffley
Helen - Rachael Opdenaker
Babbybobby - Preston Schreffler
Doctor - Brian Noffke
Mammy - Kathleen Godwin

The Cripple of Inishmaan is sponsored by:

EPAC's Opening Night Party Sponsor

American Legion, Post 429

Show Sponsor


Individual Show Sponsor

The Ehnita Tribe

Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies

Season Sponsor

Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA

Season Media Sponsor

Blue Ridge Communications



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Box Office
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2018 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2018 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2018 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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