When The Beauty Queen of Leenane first premiered with Galway’s Druid Theatre in 1996, it marked its author, Martin McDonagh (then just shy of age 26) as an exhilarating new voice in Celtic drama. The story of lonely 40-year-old spinster Maureen Folan and her hypochondriacal and controlling mother, Mag, cut like a chainsaw through any […]
The Banshees of Inisherin is an elegy to friendship.
Gift Theatre brings a dark fable to life.
Martin McDonagh’s characters are awful people, but they’re always fascinating.
Reed Van Dyk leads the pack with his tense school-shooter drama DeKalb Elementary.
Irish playwright Martin McDonagh wrote and directed this parable of vengeance in a small town.
A black Irish comedy and a look at inequity in the local theater scene are among this week’s best bets.
A Red Orchid Theatre’s Strandline may be too Irish for its own good.
Brendan Gleeson plays a holy man with one week to live in Calvary.
The film adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s 2006 novel, opening tomorrow at the Film Center, captures the music as well as the language of contemporary fiction.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Profiles Theatre gets to the heart of the violence in A Behanding in Spokane