The New York Times: A Mother-Daughter Brawl: In ‘Beauty Queen,’ Marie Mullen Now Knows Both Sides
With only four characters and a single set, “Beauty Queen,” the first play in Martin McDonagh’s “Leenane Trilogy,” focuses much of its energy on this most volatile of mother-daughter relationships. After the show opened on Broadway in 1998, its director and three of the four cast members won Tony awards — including Marie Mullen, who played Maureen. Two decades on, the latest production begins a run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Jan. 11 — but this time around, Ms. Mullen has swapped her Tony-winning role of Maureen for that of her ogre of a mom. It’s a role that she admits she never thought she’d play, one that required her to find humanity in a beast. – Read the whole story.