This is the last week to catch The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Kitchen Dog Theater.

Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen’s first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play’s terrifying dénouement.

DEETS: Kitchen Dog Theater at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave., tonight–Sat. at 8 p.m. Tickets: Wed.-Thurs. $15, Fri. $20, Sat. $25. 214-953-1055.