The Beauty Queen of Leenane

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In a small house in the mountains of Ireland, a lonely spinster locks horns with her house-bound, manipulative mother in a rage-filled battle of the wills. Written by Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan), one of Ireland's most important contemporary playwrights, The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a subversive thriller that takes audiences through the twists and turns of the ultimate dysfunctional relationship, revealing what can happen when family ties go too far…way too far.

Twenty years ago, the Druid Theatre Company's production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane rocked America and Broadway; the show was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning four. Druid returns with Tony-winning director Garry Hynes' remount of this spectacular production. Marie Mullen, who won the Tony for her performance as the daughter, returns this time in the role of the mother, while Aisling O'Sullivan takes up the daughter's role.

Note: This show is recommended for ages 16 and up.

Visit the The Beauty Queen of Leenane website:

https://trustarts.org/production/51001/the-beauty-queen-of-leenane

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