Feb21 THRU Feb 26
Contrary to what Gilmore Girls would have you believe, mother-daughter relationships aren’t all brainy banter and mixups that can be resolved with quick-fire quips over coffee. Consider Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane, a drama that centers on a twisted mother-daughter duo whose dysfunctional relationship is heightened by their isolation in a small Irish village. Marie Mullen won a Tony Award for her portrayal of the lonely spinster daughter Maureen nearly two decades ago—and now she’s starring in the Druid Theatre Company’s 20th anniversary production, only this time she’s stepping into the shoes of Mag, the manipulative matriarch out to thwart Maureen’s chance at romance. Original director and fellow Tony winner Garry Hynes is likewise returning to helm the mama drama, which finds new life on ArtsEmerson’s Robert J. Orchard Stage through Feb. 26.
Feb21 THRU Mar 4
- Tickets start at $25
Company One’s latest production comes with stage directions for the audience: Start your night with cocktails and eye candy at Gallery Kayafas, the South End spot that’s hosted cutting-edge photography for more than a decade. Then head downstairs to Matter & Light, a destination for contemporary art that opened in April. It’s also serving as the stage for Really, Jackie Sibblies Drury’s intimate drama set in the studio of a charismatic photographer, absent from the scene, whose mother and girlfriend are sorting through the images he left behind. Receiving its New England premiere and running through March 4, the play explores the limits of art and the truths a camera can’t capture—but with just 45 seats, you’re guaranteed a good vantage point.
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