Thirst portrays a mythical world where two women wrestle with their gifts and their demons, ricocheting between joy and terror, creation and destruction, wind and fire, defiance and madness. A third woman slips between their orbits almost unseen, a creature of the water searching for a soul, who is either their salvation or their ruin, or both. Inspired by the meteoric lives of Isadora Duncan and Zelda Fitzgerald, and by the tale of doomed water sprite Undine, Thirst is a fierce and glowing performance filled with movement, song and imagery.
Director: Jonathan Walters
Writer: Faith Helma
Original music composition: Peter Musselman
Set Design: Michael Pagliarulo
Costume & Mask Designer: Amy Jo McCarville
Prop & Object Designers: Timothy Scarrott & Dawn Panttaja
Stage manager: Anjelica Singer
Lighting Designer: Michael Weinburg
Performer/Creators: Sarah Dyrhaug, Faith Helma and Erin Leddy
"Thirst begins as a noble tribute to three women haunted by the beauty and pain of the world.... The well-intentioned actors resemble a troupe of lonely bridesmaids, sobered up and suicidal at the end of the last dance."
-Toussaint Perrault, Portland Mercury, December 2003
Thirst is currently unavailable for touring.
- December 2003