"FLUID, FUNNY, AND HEARTFELT, Brendan is Ronan Noone’s most expertly crafted play yet." - The Boston Globe
"A lively and loving world premiere. VERY FUNNY!" - Boston Phoenix
A recent Irish immigrant, Brendan now calls Boston home. He misses his family, but works hard to fit-in in his adopted country, earn his American citizenship, and find love and meaning in his new life in this funny and touching premiere by acclaimed Boston writer Ronan Noone.
Born and raised in Ireland, Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ronan Noone is quickly becoming one of America's top young playwrights. His recent play The Atheist was part of the Huntington's 2006 Breaking Ground Festival, and premiered in both New York and London. His other works include the acclaimed trilogy The Lepers of Baile Baiste (National Playwriting Award), The Blowin of Baile Gall (Elliot Norton Award for Best New Play), and The Gigolo Confessions of Baile Breag. Directed by Huntington Artistic Associate Justin Waldman.
Hear what audiences are saying about the world premiere of Brendan at the Huntington, by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Ronan Noone.
Nancy E. Carroll has appeared in The Seagull, Rapture, Blister, Burn, Good People, The Luck of the Irish, Prelude to a Kiss, Brendan, The Rose Tattoo, and Dead End at the Huntington. She reprised her Huntington role of Miss Erickson in Present Laughter on Broadway for the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Ronan Noone is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow whose plays The Atheist and Brendan were produced by the Huntington. The Lepers of Baile Baiste, The Blowin of Baile Gall, The Atheist, Brendan, Little Black Dress, A Small Death, and The Compass Rose, have been produced in theatres across the United States, including Williamstown Theatre Festival and at The Culture Project in New York, and in London (Theatre 501, St James Theatre), and the Philippines.
Justin Waldman is a former artistic associate of the Huntington, and producing artistic director of Next Stages, which he founded.
Alexander Dodge previously designed Smart People, Rapture, Blister, Burn, Good People, The Miracle at Naples, Boleros for the Disenchanted, Brendan, Present Laughter, and more at the Huntington. His Broadway credits include Present Laughter (Tony Award nomination), Old Acquaintance, Butley, and Hedda Gabler. He is the recipient of two Elliot Norton Awards, three IRNE Awards, and a Connecticut Critics Circle Award, and received his training from Yale University.
Mariann Verheyen has designed for the Huntington since its premiere season. Her most recent credits include Fences and Present Laughter (IRNE Award).
Jeff Croiter returns to the Huntington having previously designed Gilbert and Sullivan’sPirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd), Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, Ronan Noone’s Brendan, Christopher Trumbo’s Trumbo, Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman’s Kiki and Herb, and David Rabe’s Streamers. On Broadway he has designed Something Rotten, Penn & Teller, Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), Mothers and Sons, A Time to Kill, Soul Doctor, Jekyll and Hyde, The Anarchist, The Performers, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Next Fall, and Kiki and Herb.
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