“McPherson’s profoundly felt humanism makes the piece warming on some deep, maybe even soul-deep, level.” -Time Out
by Conor McPherson
directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
May 15- September 6, 2013
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.
“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