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Written by Academy Award-nominated writer Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a groundbreaking, TONY Award-winning, wildly funny, and deeply shocking modern classic. Set in the mountains of Connemara, Ireland, it tells the story of Maureen Foley, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties; Mag, the aging, manipulative mother with whom she lives; and their toxic, caretaking relationship. When Mag interferes in Maureen’s first (and potentially last) romantic relationship, events are set in motion that are as tragically funny as they are horrific. Winner of the Drama Desk, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for best play, "McDonagh re-creates the traditional Irish family drama only to set it ablaze with a postmodern blowtorch." –LA Times
The extraordinary achievement of [The Beauty Queen of Leenane] is that it is wildly funny, deeply affecting and grotesquely macabre all at the same time. —The Telegraph (UK)
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