The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Sarah Marshall as Mag and Kimberly Gilbert as Maureen Danisha Crosby
Performance Dates

Maureen, a lonely spinster, lives with her diabolically manipulative mother Mag in an isolated cottage in the west of Ireland. Mag whines and bullies to get her way while Maureen resentfully fulfills her mother’s every command. When Maureen is offered a last chance at love, she sees a chance to escape. But Mag has other ideas, setting in motion a chain of deceptions, secrets, and betrayals that are both heartbreaking and hilarious in an award-winning Irish dark comedy that surprises audiences through to its horrifying conclusion. “[A] brilliantly subversive black comedy…excellent” – Washington Post. “A superb staging” – Washingtonian

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
135 minutes


Maureen Folan
Pato Dooley
Ray Dooley

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