"Sometimes I dream of anything...of Anything other than this"
The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a dark comedy by Martin McDonagh set in the small village of Leenane, Ireland. Maureen Folan, a 40-year-old woman who lives with her controlling and manipulative mother, Mag. Maureen's dreams of escape are reignited when she begins a romantic relationship with Pato Dooley, a local man. However, Mag's interference and manipulation threaten to destroy their budding relationship.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a hilariously dark exploration of family dynamics, power struggles, and the desire for freedom in a harsh and isolated environment.
Directed by Daniel Sappington
The Beauty Queen of Leenane was first presented in a Druid Theatre Company/Royal Court Theatre co-production at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Ireland, on February 1st, 1996,
and at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, on March 5th, 1996. The Druid Theatre Company/Royal Court Theatre production was first presented in New York by Atlantic Theater Company on February 11, 1998 and subsequently on Broadway
by Atlantic Theatre Company, Randall L. Wreghitt, Chase Mishkin,
Steven M. Levy and Leornard Soloway in association with Julian Schlossberg and Norma Langworthy on April 14, 1998 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
A massive thank you to Village Theatre Guild for their generosity! And a huge thank you to Raven Theatre for coming to our rescue and working their theatre magic.
It's an Irish dark comedy: Catholicism, the Kennedys, violence, mother/daughter relationship.
1 hour and 45 minutes with one 10-minute intermission.