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After I saw him in The Cripple of Inishmaan, I anxiously waited to meet Daniel Radcliffe at the stage door so I could get this card signed. Because I was toward the back of the crowd, I didn’t think Daniel would even notice the card, but I was very wrong. As soon as he caught sight of the card, Daniel started laughing. He then took the card and explained how he had wanted to sign one of the cards ever since he had found out about it and signed it with my Sharpie. Then he THANKED me for bringing it and took my phone and took a selfie with me. Needless to say, I was very happy.

Scene 05 - 01 - Kate

From: The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh

Genre: Comedy

Topic: Letter, loss

Character: Female

What’s this now? I can’t make out even two words in this sentence with his writing… ‘But if it’s a big success I am… it might only be two or three months before I am too busy with acting work to be getting in touch with ye too often at all… so if ye don’t hear from me much from summertime on… don’t be worrying about me. It’ll only mean I’m happy and healthy and making a go of me life in America. Making something of meself for ye and Mammy and Daddy to be proud of. Give my love to everyone on the island except Johnnypateen and take care of yourselves, Kate and Eileen. You moan the world to me… mean the world to me.’ It looks like ‘moan.’ ‘Yours sincerely… Billy Claven.’ Turned his back on us, he has, Eileen.

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‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’
Just five years after an outstanding off-Broadway revival of Martin McDonagh’s 1996 play, director Michael Grandage uncovered a whole new spectrum of colors, dark and light, in this mordant tragicomedy about a remote Aran Island community in 1934, gripped by the excitement of a major film shoot. Daniel Radcliffe’s wonderful performance as an orphaned local, deformed in body if not in spirit, was the anchor for a flawless ensemble in which every character was etched with spiky idiosyncrasies. ―The Best New York Theater of 2014

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The Cripple of Inishmaan Cast and The Trevor Project Q&A Talkback 

For all those who couldn’t make it to this, I recorded the entire thing for you guys - enjoy!

I like how Dan is still speaking in an Irish accent after the show lol

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“Since the age of 20, all of the interviews I’ve done have involved people asking about my impending failure, and how I felt about the possibility of that. And so, when you’re confronted with that so often, you start to react to it. My own reaction was always to kick hard against it and think, fuck it, you might as well be bold now, make some interesting choices and see where that takes you.

Happy 28th Birthday to this handsome man, Daniel Radcliffe 😍😍😍 my favorite actor and love of my life!