"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, and his plays The Atheist (2007) and Brendan (2007) were previously produced by the Huntington. His plays have been produced at theatres across United States and in London and the Philippines. Awards include three Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Best New Play, an Elliot Norton outstanding script, and a Kennedy Center National Playwriting award.
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 Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd), A Month in the Country, Brendan, Trumbo, Kiki and Herb, and Streamers. On Broadway he has designed Newsies The Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), Jekyll and Hyde, and more.
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