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THE WEIR BY CONOR MCPHERSON
The Phoenix Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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THE WEIR BY CONOR MCPHERSON
The Play:  The wind howls outside and the spirits flow freely inside a pub in rural Ireland throughout Conor McPherson's, THE WEIR.  Valerie, a mysterious outsider from Dublin, appears and the men, already gathered in young Brendan's pub for their regular "pint" and friendly banter, welcome her into their community with a rousing round of increasingly intimate and spooky ghost stories. The sense of competition amongst the single men for Valerie's attention increases with each yarn spun evolving into a deep compassion after she shares her own startling tale.

McPherson's celebration of the rich storytelling heritage of his own Ireland serves as a vehicle for what is a moving investigation of relationships, both formal and familial.  The men's relationships reveal more than local color.  These men are a sort of family, gathering at the pub to play out a powerful and entertaining dynamic, which sheds light upon each one's personal situation.  The "weir" is both a geographical locale within the world of the play, a source of great pride amongst the local residents, and a metaphorical convention used by the playwright.  Like a weir, the author controls the level of personal connection each man has with the stories they share. The stories are, at first, a sampling of the local lore, but subsequently become more intimate portrayals of the storytellers themselves.

Director: Richard D. Harder
Cast: Keith Burkland,* Shane Fahy, Brian O'Connor, Adam Simpson & Jocelyn Stringer
(*Appears with special permission from the Actors' Equity Association.)

When: Opens November 8, 2013
Closes: December 7, 2013
Preview: November 7, 2013
Time: Curtain @ 8:00 p.m. (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays) (Closed 11/28  Thanksgiving)
Where: The Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason Street, Suite 601, San Francisco (between Geary & Post)

Off Broadway West Theatre Company is an award-winning, non-profit San Francisco theatre company in its seventh season continuing its mission to provide the Bay Area theatre community with plays that engage and challenge without forgetting to entertain.

This is an Equity-Approved production.

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The Phoenix Theatre (View)
414 Mason Street @ Geary, 6th floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States


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Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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