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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Signature Theatre puts its own stamp on this dark masterpiece of musical theater. Written in 1928 by Bertolt Brecht, with music by Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera skewers capitalist society while following dashing criminal anithero Macheath as he leaves a trail of broken hearts and slashed throats throughout the London underworld. The unforgettable score's highlighted by "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny," and juiced by the jazzy sounds of '20s-era Berlin, while the innovative epic modernism of the work went on to influence the creators of acclaimed musicals like Cabaret and Urinetown. 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.
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“. . .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.”