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 Boucicaultís old-fashioned plotting with Quentin Tarantinoís bloodthirsty humor and a soupÁon 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

Pauline Miceli (Mag Folan)

Pauline Miceli

Before coming to the United States, Pauline Miceli performed in various regional theatres in her native city of Dublin, Ireland. She is an actor, director, and a co-founder of Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative (CAT).

In addition to roles in The Bad Seed,  Beyond  TherapyRumors, and Homestead Crossing,  Pauline has directed CATís productions of Laundry & Bourbon,  The Weir,  Sylvia,  Leading Ladies,  Blithe Spirit, and An Inspector Calls.

Pauline is thrilled to be working with such a joyful group. Thanks to her family, friends, and her dog Ben for their love.

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