The Beauty Queen of Leenane

“Martin McDonagh, the British-born playwright of Irish heritage and humor, made a sensational debut in 1996 with The Beauty Queen of Leenane, his bruising comic melodrama that announced the arrival of a wicked dramatic stylist.

Blending Dion Boucicault’s old-fashioned plotting with Quentin Tarantino’s bloodthirsty humor and a soupçon of Harold Pinter menace, Beauty Queen won great fanfare for the way its author wrapped audiences on both sides of the Atlantic around his devious finger.”

~ LA Times

“For anyone who saw the first incarnation of Beauty Queen, it’s hard not to miss Mag, Maureen and the fellas who came calling on them when they were bad. That version was about as ideal an introduction to New York as a young playwright like Mr. McDonagh, then still in his 20s, could wish.”

~ New York Times

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Elinor Teele (Maureen Folan)

Pauline Miceli

Elinor Teele is an author, playwright,  screenwriter, and (occasional) director.  CAT roles include Susanna in Becky Shaw, Meg in Leading Ladies, Leroy in The Bad Seed,  and Ruth in Blithe Spirit.  In 2017, she conceived of and directed the CAT production of Studs Terkel’s American Century: An Evening of Stories.  She is an alumna of Shakespeare & Company’s actor training month-long intensive.

Elinor has written four full-length plays, a film based on Howard
Blackburn, and a television pilot for a female-led mystery series. Her monologues and ten-minute plays have been produced by the Boston  Actors  Theater and the Salem Theatre Company. In addition, Harper Collins has published two of her novels for children ages 8-12, including the Kirkus-starred The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin and The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee.

Learn more about her work at http://elinorteele.com

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

by Martin McDonagh

Nov. 9 - 11 & 16 - 18

Fri. & Sat. @ 7:30 PM | Sun. @ 3 PM

Featuring: Pauline Miceli, Elinor Teele,
Marc St. Pierre and Jeffrey Forte

Directed by Marc St. Pierre

(Home of Gloucester Stage)
267 East Main St. Gloucester MA

Reserve Tickets
with Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative

$20 Cash / Check at the Door

“Like the best work in any dramatic genre, it is almost unanswerable.”

~ New York Magazine

“McDonagh re-creates traditional Irish family drama only to set it ablaze with a postmodern blowtorch.”

~ LA Times