SEPTEMBER 5 – 30, 2018

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE

By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Susan Myer Silton

This Tony Award-winning dark comedy is set in the provincial Irish town of Leenane. Forty-something spinster Maureen Folan lives with her manipulative aging mother Mag, stuck in a caretaking relationship that has them both seething with resentment. When a romantic encounter finally sparks Maureen’s hopes for an escape from her dreary existence, Mag’s interference sets in motion a chain of events that is as tragically funny as it is terrifying. Written in 1996, BEAUTY QUEEN is one of a trilogy and was the very first play from McDonagh, who is also the notable screenwriter for In Bruges and the recently acclaimed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.


OPENING WEEKEND REVIEWS:
“A small but potent cast…  well-acted by all.” – Performing Arts Monterey Bay
“deftly directed…  high-quality production… eye-opening and enlightening” – SC Sentinel
“a rewarding evening of theater” – GT Weekly

 

Susan Myer Silton**

Director & Dramaturge

 

Steve Gerlach

Scenic & Sound Designer/Technical Director

 

B. Modern^

Costume Designer

 

Steven B. Mannshardt

Lighting Designer

 

Shaun Carroll

Properties Design

 

Jessica Carter

Wig Designer

 

Emerson Sanderson*

Production Stage Manager

 


*Member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

^Member, United Scenic Artists union.

**Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Karel K.
Wright
*


as Mag

 

 

Julie
James
*


as Maureen

 

 

Travis
Rynders


as Ray

 

 

Andrew
Davids


as Pato

 

 

 


*Member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

 

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CLICK HERE to read the PERFORMING ARTS MONTEREY BAY review.

 


CLICK HERE to read the SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL review.

 


CLICK HERE to read the GOOD TIMES in SANTA CRUZ review.

 


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