Auckland Theatre Company Presents
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
By Martin McDonagh
3 MAY - 27 MAY 2000 — Drama
Auckland Theatre Company
Leenane, a small town in County Galway. Forty-year-old spinster Maureen Folan yearns for a life of her own but is thwarted by the constant and manipulative demands of her aged live-in mother Mag. When local lad Ray Dooley announces the return of his eligible brother Pato, Maureen recognises her first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship. However, Mag's attempt to sabotage her daughter's break for freedom sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably to the "mother of all reckonings".