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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Author(s): Martin McDonagh
Company: Theatre by the Lake

Leenane, County Galway, 1990.

In a remote cottage in the mountains of Connemara, 40-year-old Maureen Folan lives with her manipulative and possessive mother, Mag.

Trapped together in a poisonous cycle of daily battles and with endless rain driving at the walls, Maureen dreams of escape. When a chance for happiness arrives in the form of unexpected suitor Pato Dooley, she dares to hope…

But Mag has other ideas and sets in motion a chain of events that build to a terrifying climax…

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