Beauty queen 073113
4.4 / 5 Rated by 78 members
Review from Florence Harvey
Red Velvet 45 events 30 reviews

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

reviewed Aug 30 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Amy T
Red Velvet 276 events 68 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Nancy Cedar
Red Velvet 35 events 18 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Stan
Red Velvet 28 events 13 reviews

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.

reviewed Aug 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Nancy
Red Velvet 8 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from DH1
261 events 186 reviews

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.

reviewed Aug 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mike
45 events 43 reviews

good script, acting, sets

reviewed Aug 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Diane Straub
102 events 38 reviews

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.

reviewed Aug 25 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Rosalind Lacy MacLennan
137 events 30 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea Lubatkin Richman
47 events 28 reviews

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

reviewed Aug 28 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from akam
53 events 26 reviews

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

reviewed Aug 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
46 events 25 reviews

Superb production. Gilbert and Marshall flawless.

reviewed Sep 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Anna
29 events 23 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Chris Greaver
35 events 16 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 10 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Stephanie Kay
16 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Aug 30 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from YK
32 events 11 reviews

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

reviewed Aug 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from jellopappa
14 events 8 reviews

fabulous acting, great sets and a very good play.

reviewed Sep 04 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Discriminating Theatre-Goer
15 events 8 reviews

Great acting. The whole performance was great. This was my first time at Roundhouse, and I will be back.

reviewed Sep 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Gamble Hayden
33 events 7 reviews

I really enjoyed the play! It was a bit "darker" that I had anticipated, but honestly, I think that added to the richness of it... The acting of the two female main characters was awesome, I would recommend this play!

reviewed Aug 25 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Brenda
17 events 7 reviews

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.

reviewed Aug 30 2013 report as inappropriate
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