7 – 10 March 2012

Three characters: a gentleman, a sailor and a dancer. What would happen if this unusual combination of humans was stuck on a small boat in the middle of the ocean with no food or water? The result is a ferocious exploration of the fragility of human mind, the triviality of social etiquette andthe active discrimination that surfaces when resources become scarce.

Written by a young O’Neill, THIRST augurs the ambition and vision for which this playwright became so well known. Interested in presenting the psychological depth and breadth of a novel on the stage, he began his writing career with a series of smaller works in which he honed his skills. Thirst is one of the earliest of these pieces.

Written and Created by
EUGENE O’NEILL
Directed by
DOMINIC MERCER
Designed by
KATREN WOOD

Theatre Works & The National Institute of Dramatic Art present

Thirst

By Eugene O'Neill