THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE by Martin McDonagh
“…THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE…is clearly the product of a major writer. Indeed, on the basis of this play alone, I am willing to make the rash claim that McDonagh is destined to be one of the theatrical luminaries of the twenty-first century." — New Republic
The Play: Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen's first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play's terrifying dénouement.
The Playwright: Plays: BEHANDING IN SPOKANE, THE PILLOWMAN (Tony nominee, Best Play 2005; Olivier Award Winner 2004), THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE (Olivier Award Winner, Best Comedy 2003), THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE (Tony nominee, Best Play 1998), THE LONESOME WEST (Tony nominee, Best Play 1999), A SKULL IN CONNEMARA, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, THE BANSHEES OF INISHEER, THE RETARD IS OUT IN THE COLD, DEAD DAY AT CONEY. Other works include “Barney Nenagh’s Shotgun Circus,” “Suicide on Sixth Street,” “In Bruges,” “Seven Psychopaths,” “Six Shooter” (Oscar, Best Short 2006). McDonough is currently working on a new stage musical with composer Tom Waits and director Robert Wilson.
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