THE WEIR Ends Extended Run Today at Irish Rep
THE WEIR by Conor McPherson, directed by Ciarán O'Reilly, will close after three extensions today, September 15th at the Irish Repertory Theatre.
Irish Repertory Theatre welcomes Mary McCann, recently seen in BLUEBIRD at Atlantic Theatre Company where she is a founding member, and Paul O'Brien, previously seen at Irish Repertory Theater in MAN AND SUPERMAN, to the cast of The Weir by Conor McPherson.
Director Ciarán O'Reilly helmed the company's recent productions of Brian Friel's THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY and Eugene O'Neill's BEYOND THE HORIZON and THE EMPEROR JONES (Joseph A Callaway Award winner for Direction; Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Audelco nominations). As an actor, he co-starred in Irish Repertory's 2011 revivals of Brian Friel's DANCING AT LUGHNASA and MOLLY SWEENEY.
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....
Mary McCann (Valerie) is an actor and founding member of Atlantic Theater Company where her credits include BLUEBIRD with Simon Russell Beale, HARPER REGAN, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THE NIGHT HERON, THIS THING OF DARKNESS, THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST, and THE HIDING PLACE, among others Her theatre credits also include OUR TOWN with Spalding Gray and Wendy Wasserstein, Second Stage's revival of UNCOMMON WOMAN; Naked Angel's HOT KEYS, Annie Baker's BODY AWARENESS and Broadway's THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD and SEARCH AND DESTROY. TV and film credits include "Little Children" with Kate Winslet, "A Gifted Man," and Candice Bushnell's web series "The Broad Room."
Paul O'Brien (Jack) was seen at Irish Repertory Theatre in its revival of George Bernard Shaw's MAN AND SUPERMAN. His Broadway credits include ON A CLEAR DAY, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST, and EQUUS. Off-Broadway he has appeared in IS LIFE WORTH LIVING?, DEATH DEFYING ACTS, WIDOW'S BLIND DATE, and MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTEN.