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"Sometimes I dream...Of Anything. OF anything other than this."

"The Beauty Queen of Leenane" is a gripping and darkly comedic play by Martin McDonagh (writer and director of IN BRUGES and the BANSHEES OF INISHERIN.)


Set in a remote Irish village, it follows the strained and volatile relationship between Maureen Folan, a middle-aged woman caring for her demanding and manipulative mother, Mag. A glimmer of hope emerges when Maureen receives a romantic opportunity, but Mag's interference takes a dark turn. The play explores themes of family dysfunction, isolation, and the destructive power of resentment, showcasing the suffocating effects of isolation and the complex dynamics between a daughter and her overbearing mother.

Directed by Daniel Sappington

Doug Mose, Third Coast Reviews, gives us 3.5/4 stars!

"It’s a story that’s been told many times before, but perhaps never with quite this mix of jolly poison." 

*Due to a fire affecting our original venue, our performance dates have changed*

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COntent Advisory

The Beauty Queen of Leenane is an Irish dark comedy so there's swearing, bad language, sexual situations (no nudity), mentions of mental health issues, mentions of JFK, rain, alcohol, an overbearing mother, instances of violence, lots of talking about Irish biscuits, etc.


Raven Theatre is in the Edgewater neighborhood.  Off-street parking available, Granville Red line is the nearest L stop. There is also a parking lot. Allow ample time for parking as there is no late seating. 


Performance Dates

*Due to a fire affecting our original venue, our performance dates have changed*


September 7- 7:30pm 

September 8- 7:30pm

September 9- 7:30pm

September 10- 3pm and 7:30pm

September 11- 7:30pm

September 14- 7:30pm

September 15- 7:30pm

September 16- 3pm and 7:30pm

September 17- 3pm and 7:30pm 

*Please be advised there is no late seating.*

Performance LOCATION

Raven Theatre- Schwartz Stage

6157 Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60660


Regular tickets are pay-what-you-want. The suggested ticket price is $40. All tickets are paperless and your name will be on the list at the box office. *Please be advised there is no late seating.*


One hour and 45 minutes with one intermission.


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