A PERFORMANCE ON SCREEN
Written by Conor McPherson
Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly
Starring Dan Butler, Sean Gormley, John Keating, Tim Ruddy, and Amanda Quaid
The Weir is “by far the most impressive socially distanced theater webcast I have seen… Irish Rep is now way out in front of every other company in America when it comes to marrying technical innovation with artistic quality.” – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
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 darkens 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 you will never forget. This new production has been filmed remotely from quarantine and designed for a digital experience; it is the third Irish Rep production of The Weir. The 2013 Irish Rep production of The Weir was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival. Due to audience demand, The Weir was revived again in Irish Rep’s 2015 season.
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*Online reservations are now closed.
For step-by-step instructions on how to view The Weir on your SmartTV via the Youtube app, see here.
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We would like Conor McPherson and his agent Nick Marston at Curtis Brown Agency for their support of this special event.
Thanks to Laura Knight Keating, Richard Waterhouse, and Janice Gormley for their invaluable contribution to the filming of The Weir.
We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions Actors’ Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists, and SAG-AFTRA through Theatre Authority, lnc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.
Press from our past productions of The Weir:
“The Weir…invites us to re-examine the theater, and to ask ourselves what we seek from stories and those who tell them.” – The New York Times
“an elegant, funny, moving distillation and celebration of the uniquely Irish way with words” – The New Yorker