An Ode of Passion, Heartbreak, and Humor

A New Play by Ronan Noone
Directed by Ed Herendeen

With Eugene O’Neill’s classic Long Day’s Journey into Night as a backdrop, THE SECOND GIRL is a lyrical, wrenching, and caustically funny play. Set in the downstairs kitchen of the Tyrone family’s summer residence, circa 1912, Noone’s characters—two Irish immigrant servant girls and a chauffeur—struggle with denial, personal responsibility, and failure, while searching for love, belonging, and a sense of what it really means to call some place ‘home.’

Sponsored by Peter Emch

“…a broken heart is not a qualification to being Irish—tis getting up with the pieces of the heart in your hand and asking the fella who broke it if he wouldn’t mind giving you a kick in the head, too. That’s Irish.”

The Second Girl by Ronan Noone