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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Round House Theatre - Bethesda (Bethesda, MD)

Reviews & Ratings

78 ratings
4.4 average rating
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21 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 30 2013

Laugh and cry, be appalled and be amused... The Irish playwrights have it all. My mother in law was from Donegal and now is 99 years old and a beloved matriarch. If she (and her 2 daughters and 3 sons) had never left Ireland, this story could...continued

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67 reviews
22 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

Excellent performances from the two leads, but be warned: the play at times is very hard to watch.

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25 reviews
15 stars
attended Sep 01 2013

Superb production. Gilbert and Marshall flawless.

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14 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 01 2013

A huge disappointment for me--I am a Sarah Marshall fan, and even though I had read some of the mixed reviews about this black Irish dramedy-it was really not a good production!-
The worst part was not being able to understand any of the first 20...continued

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12 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 23 2013

Excellent production, wonderful cast and great setting, framed by an insightful and informative pre-production discussion and a thoughtful discussion after the production. A most enriching theatre experience all together.

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 15 2013

It was much darker and slower than I expected. And while the accents weren't bad, they were lacking the quick pace of Irish banter. We actually left at intermission. . .

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Nancy Red Velvet
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2 reviews
20 stars
attended Sep 15 2013

Beautifully cast, terrific production. Not exactly a sunny play, to say the least, but well worth seeing.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 01 2013

Great seats! Very well acted play.

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DH1
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108 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 31 2013

Good performances overall, but the actress playing the mother was the standout. The story/plot was good, but I thought the ending left a little something to be desired.

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32 reviews
9 stars
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30 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 01 2013

I loved it! I stayed for the talk-back afterwards. Some audience members complained about the Irish "accents." I had no problem. I understood it all. Maybe because I've studied acting for years. But no, these players did a superb job of projecting...continued

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22 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 22 2013

Well acted, moving play (despite a thick Irish brogue). The performance merits 5 stars. I would have liked a happier ending, but that criticism goes to the playwright, not the production team and cast at Roundhouse Theater. I also enjoyed the...continued

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16 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 10 2013

This was my first time at Round House. I enjoyed the experience and the show was great. It would be nice if there were signs in the Metro station or on the street to point the way, but thankfully the Goldstar ticket confirmations have directions...continued

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15 reviews
57 stars
attended Aug 28 2013

Everyone both at the theater and involved in the production was extremely friendly and accommodating and, unbeknownst to us, apparently the theater offers a feedback/discussion group after the show on Wednesday nights and possibly some...continued

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14 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 07 2013

Excellent production -- well-acted and well-staged. "Beauty Queen of Leenane" is worth watching, even if it is not always easy to watch. The characters live grim, isolated lives, and tragedies unfold over the course of the play. But if you stay...continued

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 25 2013

Dark comedy. Great acting! The Irish accents took a few minutes to get used to. At first I thought they were speaking a totally different language, but after a short time you ear tunes in. Depressing story. Well worth seeing.

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Goldstar Member
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10 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 24 2013

The (fake) Irish accents were distracting making it hard to understand. As the play progressed, the accents were going in and out. It is imperative to read the program notes to understand Irish slang. While the acting was great/superb, the play...continued

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8 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 04 2013

fabulous acting, great sets and a very good play.

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 30 2013

The play was gripping from start to finish. What fine acting! It was a great story that held my interest every moment.

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 30 2013

Interesting play. Was a bit slow to start but once it got moving I realized why it was written that way. Worth seeing. Well acted.

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