The Weir: Conor McPherson's Chilling and Lyrical Play at Church Street Theatre
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for The Weir have expired.
The last date listed for The Weir was Saturday March 19, 2011 / 8:00pm.
Most Popular Theater Event Nearby:
- Full Price:
- $27.00 - $52.00
- Our Price:
- $14.50 - $27.00
This warmhearted, humorous play that won Alfred Uhry the 1988 Pulitzer looks at the unexpected friendship between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta, has a driving mishap in which her automobile is demolished, her son hires Hoke Colburn to be her driver. Initially resistant, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke over time, and an unlikely friendship begins to grow between the two. Ultimately a sweet tale of the transformative power of true friendship, the play also touches on the racism and prejudice that permeated the South at the time. Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette (called the Meryl Streep of Washington theater) and Craig Wallace return to Ford's to perform in this beloved classic. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
view more less of this review
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.
star this review starred report as inappropriate
The play started out slowly. Initially the accents were hard to understand but you quickly get acclimated. It was entertaining but not as scary as I thought it would be. The acting was decent. The older gentlemen were GREAT and younger man and...continued
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.”