Conor McPherson's The Weir to Return to Irish Repertory Theatre
Original cast members of the Ciarán O'Reilly production, including Sean Gormley, John Keating, and Paul O'Brien, will reprise their roles.
The Irish Repertory Theatre has announced that its acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson's The Weir, directed by Ciarán O'Reilly, will return to New York, beginning on June 30, at Irish Rep's temporary home at DR2 Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for July 9, and the production will run through August 23.
The Weir takes place in a small pub in the Irish countryside where Valerie arrives and is drawn into an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors. What starts out as blarney soon turns dark as the tales drift into the realm of the supernatural — and Valerie reveals a startling story of her own.
The cast of The Weir will feature Sean Gormley (Finbar), John Keating (Jim), and Paul O'Brien (Jack), all seen in the company's 2013 production. Joining them in the cast will be Tim Ruddy (Brendan), as well as Amanda Quaid (June 30-July 19) and Mary McCann (July 21-August 23) as Valerie.
The Weir features set design by Charlie Corcoran, lighting design by Michael Gottlieb, costume design by Leon Dobkowski, and sound design by Drew Levy.
The Irish Repertory Theatre was cofounded by producing director Ciarán O'Reilly and artistic director Charlotte Moore in September 1988. The theater aims to bring works by Irish and Irish-American masters and contemporary playwrights to American audiences and to provide a context for understanding the contemporary Irish-American experience.
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