By Martin McDonagh.
August 22, 23, 29, 30, September 5, 6, 2014.
Directed by Deb Lewis.
Co-winner of the 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play and set in the mountains of Connemara County, Galway, Ireland, The Beauty Queen of Leenane 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.
Director, Deb Lewis, explains that she chose to direct The Beauty Queen of Leenane because, “It’s a very intriguing story; it touches people on a lot of emotional levels. Everybody has experienced some kind of abuse in their lives . . . this play will resonate with people. Abuse is sadly pervasive, and my hope is that through this story people will be more aware of what’s going on.”
“It’s got love, comedy, violence, tragedy, sex . . . There’s everything in this show. ” Explains actor Tommie Tinker. “It’s like a dark, absurdist thriller,” adds actor Jacob Sturgeon. In summing up the play and the struggles the characters face, actress Amy Young says, “No matter how bad things are, it can get worse.”
Maureen Folan ……..….. Amy Young
Mag Folan ………………… Elizabeth Reha
Pato Dooley ………………… Tommie Tinker
Ray Dooley …………….…… Jacob Sturgeon
TICKETS & TIMES
$16 — Adults
$12 — Students & Seniors
Friday and Saturday night curtain time is 7:30 pm.
The Box Office and the theater open one (1) hour prior to curtain.
The House opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.