Photo Flash: First Look at Irish Rep's THE WEIR, Returning Off-Broadway Tonight
The Irish Repertory Theatre's critically-acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson's THE WEIR, directed by Ciarán O'Reilly, return this summer. THE WEIR begins previews tonight, June 30th, and will be performed through Sunday, August 23rd at the DR2 Theatre, located at 103 East 15th Street in Union Square (the Irish Rep's temporary home during renovation of its home base in Chelsea). Opening Night is scheduled for Thursday, July 9th, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Mr. O'Reilly's revival of THE WEIR first began previews on May 15th, 2013 and opened on May 23rd on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre. The production was extended three times, playing its final performance on September 15th, 2013.
Conor McPherson's THE WEIR takes place 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 . . .
The cast of THE WEIR will feature Irish Rep favorites Sean Gormley (Finbar), John Keating (Jim), and Paul O'Brien (Jack), all seen in the 2013 production. Joining them in the cast this summer will be Tim Ruddy (Brendan); as well as Amanda Quaid (June 30 - July 19), followed by Mary McCann (July 21- August 23) as Valerie.
Tickets to THE WEIR are priced at $71.00. For tickets and information, call the Irish Rep box office at 212-727-2737 or visit the Irish Rep online at www.irishrep.org.
Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg