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Beauty Queen of Leenane, The

  • Martin McDonagh
  • Full Length Play, Drama, Contemporary
  • 2M, 2F
  • ISBN: 9780413707307

In a dingy cottage in Leenane, a remote part of Galway, spinster Maureen lives with her self-pitying, ruthless, hateful mother, Mag. Constantly at her beck and call, Maureen takes revenge by feeding her lumpy Complan and hurling the occasional insult…

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set

  • Performance Group:
  • College Theatre / Student
In a dingy cottage in Leenane, a remote part of Galway, spinster Maureen lives with her self-pitying, ruthless, hateful mother, Mag. Constantly at her beck and call, Maureen takes revenge by feeding her lumpy Complan and hurling the occasional insult. 

Escape comes in the form of Pato Dooley, who is about to go to Boston. When Mag interferes once too often Maureen decides the time has come to break free — in a very violent way.

REVIEWS:

"McDonagh is a natural storyteller who knows how to express a theme through action, and he knows how to create a gallery of fascinating rogues. The energy of his plays is prodigious... McDonagh has managed to celebrate what remains enduring and alive in human nature even in the most appalling circumstances."

 New Republic

"Mr. McDonagh... [is] like a young version of Synge in exile whose voice, worn with sorrow and savage humor, owes a debt to Synge's Playboy of the Western World... The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a gothic dark comedy."

 NY Observer

"...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

  • Casting: 2M, 2F

M2 (20, 40)
F2 (40, 70s)

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Beauty Queen of Leenane,The Script Order Now

In a dingy cottage in Leenane, a remote part of Galway, spinster Maureen lives with her self-pitying, ruthless, hateful mother, Mag. Constantly at her beck and call, Maureen takes revenge by feeding her lumpy Complan and hurling the occasional insult. Escape comes in the form of Pato Dooley, who is about to go to Boston. When Mag interferes once too often Maureen decides the time has come to break free — in a very violent way.

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