The lonesome west is a play by contemporary irish playwright martin mcdonagh part of his connemara trilogy which includes the beauty queen of leenane and a skull in connemara all three plays depict the shocking and murderous goings on in the western ireland town of leenane . The lonesome west is early martin mcdonagh about the forlorn west of ireland where according to the author the inhabitants tend to be isolated insular slow witted barely civilized violent and dangerously unneighborly remember hearing about the theater of the absurd the theater of the ridiculous and the theater of cruelty. The lonesome west is the conclusion to mcdonaghs leenane trilogy three unrelated plays all set in the same irish village ive actually yet to read the beauty queen of leenane but i much preferred this to a skull in connemara . About the lonesome west this student edition features expert and helpful annotation including a scene by scene summary a detailed commentary on the dramatic social and political context and on the themes characters language and structure of the play as well a list of suggested reading and questions for further study and a review of performance history. Astonrep theatre company presents martin mcdonaghs the lonesome west directed by dana anderson october 18 november 18 2018 thursdays fridays and saturdays at 8 pm sundays at 330 pm the west stage at the raven theatre
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