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25th Anniversary Season

"An excellent cast and McPherson’s profoundly felt humanism make the piece warming on some deep, maybe even soul-deep, level."
-Time Out

by Conor McPherson
directed by Ciarán O’Reilly

Extended through September 15th

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In a remote country pub in Ireland, newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there. With a whiff of sexual tension in the air and the wind whistling  outside, what starts out as blarney  soon turns dark  as the tales drift into the realm of the supernatural. Then, Valerie reveals a startling story of her own….

Conor McPherson’s The Weir is a haunting evocative evening in the theatre you will never forget.

Opening Night May 23rd

What the Critics are saying...

The Weir, invites us to re-examine the theater, and to ask ourselves what we seek from stories and those who tell them... Together, these five [actors] form the most convincing ensemble of any of the versions I’ve seen, on a set that’s wonderfully intimate.- New York Times

"The Weir proves to be a profound meditation on the twin themes of loneliness and community, told so theatrically that you'll savor each peat-scented phrase." -The Wall Street Journal

"For shivers, laughs and a night of master storytelling, you cannot top The Weir...there’s no better A/C than the chill going up your spine" -Time Out Theater

"Under Ciarán O'Reilly's sensitive direction, this troupe of fine actors delivers the goods, keeping us rapt, occasionally amused, and decidedly chilled...The Weir is also a grand testament to the power of storytelling and imagination. Even if you're not inclined to believe in ghosts and fairies, you might reconsider your prejudices by the end..."- TheaterMania

"First-rate revival" - Huffington Post

"The fine cast, as astutely directed by Ciarán O’Reilly, provides us with compelling portraits of characters who come to life before our eyes." -Wolf Entertainment

"A taut, effective revival  McPherson's deft language and compassionate view of human foibles, combined with O'Reilly's discerning direction, allows each character to reveal their distinctive differences" -Associated Press

"Butler reveals Jack’s sensitive side with finesse. Keating is beautifully low key. Gormley has just enough bluster to be annoying but not unlikeable"- Woman Around Town

“The show is filled with excellent performances. (It) has a power that sneaks up on you like a stealthy specter."- New York Daily News

"This evening has the power to transport you."

"devastating and heartening"- Irish Examiner

"an elegant, funny, moving distillation and celebration of the uniquely Irish way with words-The New Yorker

“This superbly cast, intimate revival of Conor McPherson’s THE WEIR, set in an inviting pub, is an engaging ghost story that actually merits the accolade ‘haunting.’” (****) -Bloomberg News

"McPherson’s deceptively simple barroom tale-spinner—where affably damaged countryfolk (and one out-of-place Dubliner) tank up, tell ghost stories, and reveal themselves—is as potent a dram of pure theater as one could ask for". -New York Magazine


Jack Paul O'Brien
Brendan  Billy Carter
Jim  John Keating
Finbar  Sean Gormley
Valerie  Tessa Klein
Artistic Team:  
Direction  Ciarán O’Reilly
Set Design  Charlie Corcoran
Lighting Design  Michael Gottlieb
Costume Design
 Leon Dobkowski
Sound Design  Drew Levy
Properties  Deirdre Brennan
Production Stage  Manager
 Jeff Davolt
Assistant Stage Manager  Fran Acuña-Almiron

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132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011 phone: 212-727-2737

Performing at the DR2 Theatre 103 East 15th Street New York, NY 10003

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