Tagged with Martin McDonagh

Curse of the Mommy: A BEAUTY at Greater Lewisville Community Theatre

As much as many people revere motherhood and elevate that august personage on to a hallowed pedestal, the reality exists that sometimes she’s just a mean, conniving old broad that deserves a sharp comeuppance. Martin McDonagh’s 1996 black comedy The Beauty Queen of Leenane addresses the subject explicitly. If well performed, the play can both … Continue reading

Unhand Me Now: Second Thought Waves in 2013

The sound of one hand clapping? Hear it at Second Thought Theatre. “A Behanding in Spokane”, a bleak, black comedy by highly regarded Irish playwright Martin McDonagh marks his first work set in the United States. It feels like an audition piece for a feature film or cable television show where his rough-hewn, off-kilter characters … Continue reading

Stage West’s True Lonesome

“I thought Leenane was a nice place when first I turned up here, but no.  Turns out it’s the murder capital of f***ing Europe.” So comments the mournful, young, alcoholic parish priest Father Welsh as he introduces himself in acclaimed playwright Martin McDonagh’s hard-hearted comedy The Lonesome West, running through May 9 at Ft. Worth’s … Continue reading