Play directory : The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Welcome to the Mandy Crew USA Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other Mandy Crew USA members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Martin McDonagh
  • Written
    1996
  • Setting
    Ireland, 1990s
  • Overview
    The play is a blend of black comedy, melodrama, horror and bleak tragedy.

    The play centers on the life of Maureen Folan, a 40-year-old spinster who takes care of her 70 year-old, selfish and manipulative mother Mag. Sisters of Maureen have escaped into marriage and family life, but Maureen, with a history of mental illness, is trapped in a seriously dysfunctional relationship with her mother.

    The entire play takes place in a shabby, poorly lit kitchen, resulting in a claustrophobic sense of entrapment.