THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE Production Developed At Actors Studio West Opens Today
Production developed at The Actors Studio West, 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"), will run 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 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).
About show times and tickets: Preview: September 13 at 8:00 pm. September 14 - October 21. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Sundays at 7:00 pm. Ticket Prices: Preview $15. General Admission $30. Seniors/Students: $20. Buy tickets: www.plays411.com/leenane or (323) 960-7774. studio/stage 520 N. Western, Los Angeles 90004. Wheelchair Accessible. Ample street parking.