The Beauty Queen of Leenane

This Tony Award-winning dark comedy is set in the provincial Irish town of Leenane.  Forty-something spinster Maureen Folan lives with her manipulative aging mother Mag, stuck in a caretaking relationship that has them both seething with resentment.  When a romantic encounter finally sparks Maureen’s hopes for an escape from her dreary existence, Mag’s interference sets in motion a chain of events that is tragically funny as it is terrifying.  Written in 1996, BEAUTY QUEEN is one of a trilogy and was the very first play from McDonagh, who is also notable screenwriter known for In Bruges and recently acclaimed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Colligan Theater
1010 River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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