Irish theater company Druid makes its BAM debut with a 20th-anniversary revival of Martin McDonagh’s Tony-nominated pitch-black comedy about a very dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship. More…
The first in McDonagh's trilogy of plays set in the sodden Irish backwater of Leenane, 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' tells the story of 40-year-old spinster Maureen Folan, who lives with her mother Mag in a dreamless hovel. The two trade insults and injuries in a vicious cycle of loveless care-taking until a glimmer of romance for Maureen sets in motion a chain of events as hilarious as it is terrifying. Druid co-founder Marie Mullen—who won a Tony for her performance as Maureen in the original Broadway mounting—ages into the fearsome role of Mag under the direction of co-founder and artistic director Garry Hynes, who also won a Tony for helming that production.
See it if you want to see a brilliant production of this legendary play directed by the great Garry Hynes and starring a remarkable Marie Mullen.
Don't see it if you like musicals or plays about Ireland or dark, very dark comedies.
See it if you enjoy dark humor and an interesting plot, want to see a classic done by the Tony winning company that premiered it, enjoy Irish accents.
Don't see it if hate hate dark humor, Irish accents, acts of violence on stage, plays featuring female leads, dramedies, and plays that use a single set.
See it if you enjoy pitch-perfect performances, if you appreciate dark humor and if you have an interest in creepy contemporary plays set in Ireland.
Don't see it if you are easily offended by swearwords, can't handle psychological or physical violence on stage, and have trouble with a Connemara dialect.