The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Review)

The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Review)
The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Review)
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THE PLAY: Set in a small Irish village, this comedy is as dark as the cottage they inhabit. Bitter conflict and complaint is the daily routine between a demanding mother and her frustrated adult daughter. Two men round out the play, which is more about culture and character than plot.

 

THE PRODUCTION: The quartet of actors inhabit their roles with a natural assurance, while effectively mining the moments of humor. Director Bo Wilson isn’t afraid to let the misshapen dynamics unfold skillfully and slowly, but the indigenous idioms and dialect sometime make it hard to follow. The technical aspects are effective.

 

THE POINT: The challenges of the mean-spirited material are met with a confident production.

 

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