Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Beauty Queen of Lenane, presented by Newton Nomadic Theater

Last night, the Auburndale Library, the Newton Nomadic Theater presented an all too realistic performance of Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE . Intense acting and the intimate setting contributed to the stark and creeping horror of the destruction of two lives, perhaps three.  Presented in heavy Irish brogue (before you get to the play, you'd better practice listening to some Irish to get your ears attuned), the play slowly went from humorous, sometimes snide remarks about the English, to the psychological and physical cruelty (beyond measure) between an aging mother and her 40 year old daughter.   

Well done, indeed, folks, and you can even meet the actors while you have a glass of wine at the end of the show. (You may need one.)


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