The Newton Nomadic Theater Returns: The Beauty Queen of Leenane May 23 & 24 (Memorial Day Weekend)

We are thrilled to announce that the much acclaimed Newton Nomadic Theater is bringing its newest production to the library on Satevening May 23 and Sunday afternoon May 24.
“The Beauty Queen of Leenane” is a black comedy by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, featuring actors Linda Goetz, Lida McGirr, Dave Rich and Matt Phillips.   The traveling theater is doing a four week run (May 15 – June 7) at six different locations around Newton.  They are particularly looking forward to returning once again to the ACL though.  “The cozy library space makes for especially intimate performances” says theater co-founder Jerry Reilly, “and the actors love it”
Don’t miss this opportunity to see high quality live theater, right around the corner, in your favorite library.  For tickets ($20) go to
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Beauty Queen will tickle a warped sense of humor in your mind or frighten you out of what wits you have left; or both” – Theatre BloomThe blend of black comedy, horror and heightened drama emerging from domestic situations … McDonagh pulls the elements together, the twists and turns, and his undeniable wit that makes The Beauty Queen of Leenane a thrilling and enduring piece of theatre.” – The Daily Review

This gloriously funny script is a modern classic. The wickedly amusing, sometimes gasp-out-loud cruelty of McDonagh’s scenario runs alongside precocious insights into the aging process, family dysfunction and psychological instability …that lends a stabbing quality of truth to the overt and covert scheming, as well as the rampantly silly small-mindedness. ” – The Telegraph

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