by Martin McDonagh
July 17 – 28, 2013 – 8PM
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids
Maureen Folan is plain. Maureen Folan is lonely. Maureen Folan’s sisters have moved on to marriage and children while she remains as the caretaker for her manipulative, aging, and harshly critical mother Mag. When Mag interferes with Maureen’s first and possibly final chance for a love of her own, their already awful relationship takes an even sharper turn for the worse.
Equal parts hilarious, chilling and tragic, The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a dark Irish comedy by one of the masters of the genre. Author of The Lieutenant of Inishmore, A Skull in Connemara and The Pillowman, among others, Part One of McDonagh’s “Leenane Trilogy” is the Tony Award-winning play that will have you leaving the theatre aghast and abuzz.