August 8 through September 15. Press opening: August 9
Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
Tickets available February 14!
By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Matthew Penn
Featuring Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer and Elizabeth Aspenlieder
Irish writer Martin McDonagh has become one of the most powerful voices writing for stage and screen, and his critically acclaimed career began with a Tony Award-winning debut, The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Described by The Wall Street Journal as “the cleverest, most cunningly constructed and assured play in years,” The Beauty Queen of Leenane, steeped with Irish humor and razor sharp wit, quickly unfolds into a darkly comic thriller certain to leave you breathless.
Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer portrays the formidable, aging and manipulative Mag. Longtime Company actor Elizabeth Aspenlieder plays her middle-aged virginal daughter, Maureen. Both of whom are locked in a dance of mutual loathing, which may prove more durable than any love. Matthew Penn, a veteran director of stage and screen, joins the artistic team for his first production at Shakespeare & Company, taking on this award winning and heartbreaking play.