“The Beauty Queen of Leenane” at Barn Theatre

“The Beauty Queen of Leenane”
by Martin McDonagh

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE is set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, in a town so blighted by rancor, ignorance, and spite that, as the local priest complains, God Himself seems to have no jurisdiction there. BEAUTY QUEEN tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen’s first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play’s terrifying dénouement. The mutual loathing between ancient, manipulative Mag and her virginal daughter, Maureen, may be more durable than any love.

Performed by Barn Theatre
At The Barn Theatre
Performances ran
Friday, March 8, 2002 thru Saturday, March 23, 2002
Mag Folan.... Sandy Robertson Has Bio
Maureen Folan.... Colleen O'Connor
Pato Dooley.... Michael O'Hagan
Ray Dooley.... Paul Rivers Has Bio
Directed by Bill Purdy
Directed by Bill Purdy
Produced by Cece Dwyer
Produced by Lillian Miller Has photo
Lighting Design by Hannah Hendry
Sound Design by Jeff Knapp Has Bio Has photo
Stage Managed by Janine Wentz
Set Designed by Sal Ruggiero Has photo
Make-up by Joan Agosta
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