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

Marc St. Pierre - Director - (Pato Dooley)

Pauline Miceli

The Beauty Queen of Leenane is Marc St. Pierre’s sixth time appearing with CAT.  Rumors, Homestead CrossingBecky Shaw, Lone Star, and Blithe Spirit are other productions in which he’s performed.

In addition to directing The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Marc has directed both The Bad Seed and Lone Star for CAT.  He has also appeared as John Merrick in the Salem Theatre Company (STC) production of Elephant Man.

A member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG),  Marc has performed at The Mark Taper in Los Angeles and worked in New York City at Circle in the Square.  He holds an MFA in Acting from UCLA. He is grateful to participate and hopes you enjoy yourself at the show.

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

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

~ LA Times

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

~ New York Magazine