About The Beauty Queen of Leenane

The beauty queen of leenane

Pinnacle Acting Company presents The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, directed by Jared Larkin. Running June 13-15. 25-26, 28-29, 2019 at 7:30PM with a 2PM matinee on June 29.

Set in a dingy cottage in a remote part of Galway, The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a lonely woman in her early forties, and her aging and dependent mother, Mag. Constantly at her mother’s beck and call, Maureen takes revenge by feeding her lumpy Complan and hurling the occasional insult. Escape comes in the form of Pato Dooley, who is about to go to Boston. When Mag interferes once too often, Maureen decides the time has come to break free.

This multiple Tony Award Winning play is written by the same acclaimed author as In Bruges and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh. One of his several Irish dark comedies, The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a brutally surprising and darkly comedic story that captures the monotonous life of mother and daughter in rural Galway.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Awards and nominations

1996 Olivier Awards
  • BBC Award for Play of the Year (Nomination)
1998 Tony Awards
1998 Drama Desk Awards
  • Outstanding Play (winner)
  • Outstanding Actress in a Play – Marie Mullen (nomination)
Other awards
Photo By: Gavan Nelson


Melanie Nelson - Maureen

Melanie Nelson

Teresa Sanderson - Mag

Teresa Sanderson

Cal Crnich - Ray

Cal Crnich

Nick Dunn - Pato

Nick Dunn