The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Vanderbilt University Theatre, 2009
Martin McDonough’s play is about a woman who has become trapped in a small house she shares with her abusive mother. This set was designed to create a feeling of entrapment for the characters through limited space, a low ceiling, a short door inspired by Irish research, and a single window. The lighting was realistic, except for one scene lit as if from the peat burning stove.
Beauty Queen 1
Beauty Queen 1

Maureen caring for Mag.

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Beauty Queen 2
Beauty Queen 2

Maureen and Pato after a night out.

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Beauty Queen 5
Beauty Queen 5

Maureen and Mag, lit by the peat burning stove.

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Beauty Queen 1
Beauty Queen 1

Maureen caring for Mag.

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Director: Jon Hallquist
Set Designer: Phillip Franck
Costume Designer: Alexandra Sargent Capps
Lighting Designer: Phillip Franck
Sound Designer: Phillip Franck
Photos by: Phillip Franck