THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Opens September 14 at studio/stage
A production developed at Actors Studio West of Martin McDonagh's award-winning black comedy THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, directed by Mark Kemble (Film: co-writer/director "Bad Hurt"; writer/director award-winning play "Names"), takes the stage September 14 - October 21 at studio/stage in Los Angeles.
From acclaimed writer Martin McDonagh ("Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri") comes a darkly comic tale of four characters trapped in a beautiful, hopeless town. In a remote cottage in Leenane, County Galway, Ireland, spinster Maureen Folan has cared for her manipulative, aging mother Mag for twenty years, and their bond is at the breaking point. When Maureen has a chance at happiness with Pato Dooley - a local man with wider ambitions who sends her messages through his feckless brother Ray - suffocated dreams and simmering resentments surface, culminating in an unexpected climax that pits mother against daughter, love against rejection, and hope against fate.
The cast features the fine talents of Casey Kramer (LADCC and LA WEEKLY award-winning The New Electric Ballroom; Film "Owen"), Angela Nicholas (Garbo's Cuban Lover, "Deadwood"), Tim Hildebrand (U/S lead LADCC award-winning, LA TIMES Critics Pick The Engine of Our Ruin; lead role Escape TV's "Deep Undercover"), and Curtis Belz (Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe Eckerd Theatre's National Touring Co.; Off Other Space, WeHo).