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

 


STAGE MANAGEMENT

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.

 

Audience Guide – Click the icon to view. 

 


Full Synopsis (Spoiler Alert – this synopsis includes plot surprises) – Click the icon to view. 

 

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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