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

Jeffrey Forte (Ray Dooley)

Pauline Miceli
This is Jeffrey Forte's first time acting with CAT.  Jeffrey has performed various roles in one-act plays through his high school and college theater programs. This is a breakthrough role for him in theater as he is new to the acting industry. 

Jeffrey has acted in various short films through local Boston universities and has even performed in a book trailer with the Tuesday Club in Marshfield.

Jeffrey hopes that this is the beginning of a long career in the industry.  He has aspirations of being a playwright, screenwriter, and possibly even a director, alongside many more acting roles in theater and film.

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