Open auditions set this month for ’The Cripple of Inishmaan’ |

Open auditions set this month for ’The Cripple of Inishmaan’

Open auditions will be held this month for Sierra Stages’ winter/spring production of “The Cripple of Inishmaan” by Martin McDonagh.

Auditions will be Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Auditions on both dates are at the Sierra Stages Rehearsal Studio, 343 Railroad Ave., Nevada City. (Directions are on the Sierra Stages website,

All roles are open.

For important information about auditions and scheduling an appointment, please visit

If there are questions about auditions, please send e-mail to or call Sierra Stages at (530) 346-3210.

The show, a dark and wicked comedy, will play from March 3 through 19 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. The director is Sharon Winegar.

The show is spun in the great tradition of Irish storytelling, where an impoverished island community of Inishmaan is dazzled by the “glitz and glamour” of Hollywood when director, Robert Flaherty, visits the neighboring island of Inishmore to cast his upcoming film.

Cripple Billy, who would like nothing more than to leave the cliffs of Ireland and his tedious life behind for the hills of Hollywood, hitches a ride and auditions — not knowing how this journey would affect his life and the lives of everyone around him. “The Cripple of Inishmaan” premiered in London in 1996 and has had three noteworthy productions in New York since then, the latest in 2013 on Broadway (with Daniel Radcliffe as Cripple Billy).

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