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Martin McDonagh

Did you know that Stephen Daldry, director of JB Priestley’s Classic Thriller An Inspector Calls, is a four-time Academy Award nominee and a winner of both a Golden Globe and Emmy Award? With the 91st Academy Awards Ceremony taking place this upcoming Sunday evening, we decided to take a look back at ArtsEmerson’s own relationship between the stage and screen as we get ready to welcome this epic mystery to our stage next month! Denis…

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  In a small house in the mountains of Ireland, a lonely spinster locks horns with her house-bound, manipulative mother in a rage-filled battle of the wills. Written by Ireland’s most important, contemporary playwright, Martin McDonagh’s (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan), The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a subversive thriller that takes audiences through the twists and turns of the ultimate dysfunctional relationship, revealing what can happen when family ties go too far…way too far….

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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…

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  Part of our core mission is to create long arcs of relationships with artists and theatre companies. In the case of our current production, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, presented by the Druid Theatre Company from Ireland, we also commit to long arcs of relationships to work emanating from different parts of the world. You will notice from our production history a devotion to connecting Boston audiences to stories from Ireland, enriching our already…

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