Professor David Sullivan (JCT) is directing the New York premiere of award-winning playwright Ronan Noone’s Brendan, starring Dashiell Eaves, at the Fat Violet Theatre in Manhattan. Performances run through Sunday, September 30, and tickets are $18.
A recent Irish immigrant, Brendan now calls America home, but when a letter from Ireland brings more than just shocking news, Brendan struggles to find love and meaning in his new life. The play touches on issues of love, loss, and coming to terms with leaving the past behind you. Eaves—of Broadway’s Coram Boy, Lieutenant of Inishmore—stars alongside Kelly McAndrew of Broadway’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Chinasa Ogbuagu, Sean Michael Bowles, Kevin Melendez, and Nancy Walsh.
Professor Sullivan currently serves as artistic director of Fat Violet Theater. He directed the Off Broadway premieres of Ronan Noone’s The Atheist and The Blowin of Baile Gall. Other New York credits include Irish Rep’s Swansong, Origin Theater Company’s Ivan and the Dogs and Evangeline Elsewhere, and the Irish Arts Center’s “Bloomsday in Bryant Park, NYC” and a “Tribute to Friel.” Regionally, he has directed at Gloucester Stage Company, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Boston Playwrights Theatre, and Boston Theatre Works Unbound Festival.
This production is supported in part by a grant from the PSC CUNY award program and from the CUNY Institute for Irish American Studies.
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