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Season In Union Square

"McPherson’s profoundly felt humanism makes the piece warming on some deep, maybe even soul-deep, level." -Time Out

THE WEIR
by Conor McPherson
directed by Ciarán O’Reilly

Extended to September 6, 2015
At the DR2 Theatre in Union Square

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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.

Performance Schedule:
Tues at 7pm | Wed at 3pm & 8pm | Thu at 7pm | Fri at 8pm | Sat at 3pm & 8pm| Sun at 3pm
Tickets: $70, Running time: 90 minutes with no intermission

Opening Night: Thursday, July 9, 2015

What the Critics are saying...
Superb… The intimacy of the production, gracefully directed by Ciaran O’Reilly, is a signal asset… this enticing production, provides audiences an evening in very good company indeed. –The New York Times

"This haunting, haunted play still smolders... a sneak attack of a play." The New Yorker

"Conor McPherson’s The Weir provides a welcome respite from the summer heat: There’s nothing like tales of the supernatural to send chills down your spine...(It) reminds us that our memories can haunt us more powerfully than any ghosts." -The New York Post

Some shows are even better another time around. As much as I liked the 2013 production by the Irish Repertory Theatre of Conor McPherson’s The Weir this new revival seems an improvement that has left me further in awe. –Wolf Entertainment Guide

 

And of the our original production...
The Weir, invites us to re-examine the theater, and to ask ourselves what we seek from stories and those who tell them."
- 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

“(It) has a power that sneaks up on you like a stealthy specter."- New York Daily News

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

“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

Cast:

Jack Paul O'Brien
Brendan  Tim Ruddy
Jim  John Keating
Finbar  Sean Gormley
Valerie  Mary McCann
   
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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