The Beauty Queen of Leenane: Dark Irish Tragicomedy
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The last date listed for The Beauty Queen of Leenane was Sunday September 15, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Called "a funny, furious tale" by New York Magazine, The Lyons follows an amusing, dysfunctional family at the hospital bedside of the patriarch, Ben Lyons, who's dying from cancer. His wife and two adult children gather for an atypical goodbye. Ben, freed from social conventions because of his condition, lets his words fly unfiltered -- curses included. Rita, his partner in a 40-year-long loveless marriage, finds her mind drifting toward thoughts of the future -- and home redecoration. The couple's alcoholic daughter and gay son have their own issues and agendas. Written by Nicky Silver (Beautiful Child), The Lyons was nominated for a number of awards for its 2012 Broadway run. Learn More
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Featured review from Florence Harvey
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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 have have been hers. When I first met her she couldn't spare a son to be married because she needed them "in her old age." She was 44 years old then. It made me love her even more...
Quotes & Highlights
- “Extraordinary … deeply affecting … you don’t know whether to laugh, cry or gasp with horror.” --Daily Telegraph
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