Thirst - a play reading
by Ronán Noone
directed by Shanara Gabrielle
February 20 at 3 PM
The Mansion on O St
2020 O St NW, Washington, DC 20036
With Eugene O’Neill’s classic Long Day’s Journey into Night as a backdrop, Thirst is set in the downstairs world of the Tyrone family kitchen in August 1912. Two Irish immigrant servant girls and the chauffeur search for love, success, and a sense of belonging in their new world in this lyrical and poignant play.
Join us for an afternoon with a new play read by some of DC’s most talented performers, followed by a post-show discussion with Artistic Director of Theatre, Rex Daugherty. Chatting with audiences about the new scripts in the Play Reading Series is one of the most direct ways our community informs what shows we choose for full production.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Ronán Noone was last at Solas Nua as the writer of our smash hit production of The Smuggler, which was picked by The New York Times as one of the best productions of the year, nation-wide. Originally from Connemara, Ronán now lives in the Boston area and teaches the MFA program for Playwrighting at Boston University. Noone is an award-winning playwright with upcoming productions of several of his plays. The themes that run through his work are immigration, dispossession, misanthropes, America, Ireland, issues of social conscience, and the ability of a character to survive difficult and fascinating circumstances. You'll find all of those in this reading of Thirst!
Due to the concerns of COVID and DC protocols, we have put these safety measures in place:
- All artists and patrons are required to show proof of vaccination to attend.
- A copy or picture of your vaccine card can be shown upon arrival.
- Masks are required for the indoor setting.