The Edge Theatre Company Presents Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, 2/28-3/30

The Edge Theatre Company Presents Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, 2/28-3/30

The Edge Theatre Company presents "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" February 28 through March 30 at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 2 & 9 at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday March 16 & 30 at 2 p.m. No Show on Sunday, March 23; Industry Night, Monday, March 17 @ 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance $22 at the door and are available online at www.theedgetheater.com or by calling 303-232-0363.

"The Beauty Queen of Leenane" is set in the Irish village of Leenane, Connemara in the early 1990's and tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen's first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards a terrifying conclusion.

Director Michael Stricker has cast Emily Paton Davies as Maureen, Emma Messenger as Mag, Mark Collins as Pato and Michael Bouchard as Ray.

Martin McDonagh is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker and screenwriter, with both British and Irish citizenship. He has been described as one of the most important living Irish playwrights. Other plays by McDonagh include "The Pillowman," "The Cripple of Inishmaan," "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," and "The Lonesome West."

He is the writer, director and producer of the recently released feature film "Seven Psychopaths."

The 1998 Broadway production of "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning four.

Photo Credit: Rachel D Graham

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