The Weir: Conor McPherson's Chilling and Lyrical Play at Church Street Theatre
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The last date listed for The Weir was Saturday March 19, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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A darkly cynical drama about party compromise, complete with last-minute backroom deal-making, this revival of Gore Vidal's 1960 hit The Best Man is as timely and topical as ever. This inside look at the double- and triple-crossing that occurs during a presidential race tells the story of two men battling for the nomination, both of whom must choose between mudslinging and campaigning on the issues. The show's original Broadway production was nominated for six Tony Awards. Filled with Vidal's trademark verbal fire, this seminal political work, featuring Artistic Director Mark A. Rhea and Keegan company member Colin A. Smith, resonates as an exploration of how political and personal agendas can change the destiny of a nation. Learn More
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A great production of a good play. The cast is top notch adding heft to a diverting and entertaining bit of writing. The story itself is a bit light but very well written. But the performers characterizations are brilliant. Kevin Adams as Jack and David Jourdan as Jim deliver grounded, nuanced performances using the full range of their instruments to capture the audience and bring them in as if they are we are sitting in the same pub in real life with them.
Quotes & Highlights
- “. . .beautiful and devious” —The New York Times
- “a quietly moving play composed of the kind of personal ghost stories that haunt us all … ” —Chicago Tribune
Featuring Kevin Adams, David Jourdan, Susan Marie Rhea, Mick Tinder, and Jon Townson
On a chilly night in a cozy Irish pub, four friends and one stranger form a redemptive circle of friendship through a round of conversation and storytelling.
The Keegan Theatre’s connection to Ireland and Irish theater is well recognized – since its founding, the company has produced more than 20 Irish works – and is highlighted by the company’s annual Ireland tour. “Anytime we approach an Irish play, our pulse quickens a bit,” says Mark Rhea. “Simply put: It’s our first and greatest love, and something that Keegan has a history of doing exceptionally well. Thanks to the annual tour to Ireland, we have a close relationship with Irish artists, and a deep, hands-on appreciation of Irish culture and history, as well as a familiarity and comfort level in approaching these plays.”
About the Ticket Supplier: Keegan Theatre
Founded in 1996, The Keegan Theatre is a professional nonprofit theatre company dedicated to supporting theatre artists and technicians in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.