Athlone Little Theatre’s next production is the wonderful Martin McDonagh play, The Cripple of Inishmaan.
This is one of McDonagh’s best plays and it is described as a dark comedy. It is set in the island community of Inis Meain of the Aran Islands and tells the story of Billie Claven (the cripple) who seeks a bit of excitement in his life and sees the perfect opportunity when a real Hollywood film crew are coming to a neighbouring island to make a film. Billie decides to try out for a role in the film and much to everyone’s surprise, he gets his chance.
Easter weekend is fast approaching and it is with great delight that The Prince can say spring has finally sprung! Hopefully this beautiful weather will last and brighten Easter, but if not The Prince, Athlone has plenty going on.
On Good Friday, the bar is open as normal serving food only. It is open for breakfast from 8-11.30am, carvery from 12-3pm, sandwich bar from 9am-4.30pm, and bar food from 4.30-9.30pm.
Luan Gallery, Athlone will host the second episode of the Ask the Artist talk series with artist Tom Climent, one of the three artists exhibiting until April 27.
Following the success of last month’s artist talk and Q&A with Paul Quast, this episode will bring Tom Climent and his work closer to his Athlone audience.