Ronán Noone


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Full-length Drama

by Ronán Noone

Thirst is set in the kitchen as Eugene O’Neill’s classic Long Day’s Journey Into Night simultaneously takes place in the living room. It is a story where passion, wit and beauty bubble to the surface as two Irish servant women and an American chauffeur pass that day in 1912 at the Tyrone’s Monte Cristo Cottage.

Production Notes

Casting: 2 WOMEN, 1 MAN

CHARACTERS: Bridget Conroy (LATE 30’S, EARLY 40’s) Cook. 

Cathleen Mullin (22). The Second Girl. 

Jack Smythe (early 40’s). The Chauffeur.

SETTING: All scenes take place in the kitchen of the Tyrone’s summer home, on a day in August 1912.

“THIRST ends with an invitation to feel the sweet smack of hope hit your heart.” — Seven Days

“Sublime … a stunningly offered story you should want to go see for the strength of its humanity” – Brattleboro Reformer

“I am thrilled to be directing this magnificent play by an extraordinary Irish-American writer, Ronán Noone. THIRST is beautiful, funny, heartbreaking. Unmissable.” — Theresa Rebeck


Ronán Noone

Ronán Noone is the author of THE LEPERS OF BAILE BAISTE, THE BLOWIN OF BAILE GALL, COMPASS ROSE and SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY, among other plays. His work has been produced across America, as well as in the UK, Spain, Canada, the Philippines, and Ireland. He has received three Independent Reviewers of New England Awards for Best New Play, the Elliot Norton Outstanding Script Award, Kennedy Center National Playwriting Award, the Edgerton New American Play Award, and others. His 2014 live action short "The Accident" was shown at the Boston International Film Festival and the Montclair Film Festival...[FULL BIO]

 Meg Hennessy as Cathleen and Kathy McCafferty as Bridget in Dorset Theatre Festival’s world premiere 2022 production of Ronán Noone’s “Thirst,” directed by Theresa Rebeck. Photo by Joey Moro