The Weir: Conor McPherson's Chilling and Lyrical Play at Church Street Theatre
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest, is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. 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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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
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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.”