Brad Armacost (JACK) reprises his role of Jack in this remount of Irish Theatre Of Chicago's hit 2009 and 2017 productions of THE WEIR. Other ITC appearances include Hughie in HUGHIE, Richard in THE SEAFARER, Phil Hogan in MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, and John in SHINING CITY. Chicago-area stage credits include Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, Remy Bumppo, Northlight Theatre, and Chicago Shakespeare, to name a few. His TV credits include CHICAGO FIRE, THE EXORCIST, EMPIRE, MIND GAMES, MISSING PERSONS, ANGEL STREET, THE UNTOUCHABLES, and EARLY EDITION. Film credits include WARREN, Robert Altman's THE COMPANY, BARBERSHOP 2, REPETITION, EIGHT MEN OUT, and BACKWOODS. Brad has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Memphis Symphony Orchestra in the Beyond the Score presentation of Igor Stravinsky’s THE RITE OF SPRING, and with the CSO in THE TRISTAN EFFECT, Strauss’ LE BOURGEOISE GENTILHOMME, and as Pablo Neruda for Bedoya’s CAMINOS DEL INKA.
Jeff Christian (JIM) reprises his role of Jim in this remount of Irish Theatre Of Chicago's hit 2009 and 2017 productions of THE WEIR. Other ITC stage credits include THE MY WAY RESIDENTIAL, LAY ME DOWN SOFTLY, SHADOW OF A GUNMAN, OUR FATHER, SCENES FROM THE BIG PICTURE, WAR , and JOURNEY'S END, and his ITC directing credits include MOJO MICKYBO, SHINING CITY, OUR FATHER, and A WHISTLE IN THE DARK. Other directing credits include The Artistic Home, Lakeside Shakespeare, New American Theater, The Journeymen, and WildClaw, and he served as Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Project of Chicago for 8 seasons. Acting credits include Writers’ Theatre of Glencoe, Chicago Shakespeare, The Women’s Project of New York, The Tennessee Williams Festival, Syracuse Stage, Indiana Rep, Chicago Dramatists, Milwaukee Rep, Madison Rep, The Artistic Home, Lakeside Shakespeare, Artists’ Ensemble, Illinois Theatre Center and New American Theatre. Film and TV work includes BATMAN BEGINS, SHAMELESS, WITCHES’ NIGHT, THE EXPRESS, THE POKER HOUSE, HAPPY HOUR, HELIX, PICKMAN’S MUSE, CYRUS, and GOOD PEOPLE. Jeff teaches directing in Columbia College’s Department of Cinema Art + Science, and was the 2014 recipient of The Excellence in Teaching Award.
Matthew Isler (BRENDAN) has appeared with Irish Theatre Of Chicago as Crean in THE WHITE ROAD, Ray in IN A LITTLE WORLD OF OUR OWN, Dean in LAY ME DOWN SOFTLY, and Nicky in THE SEAFARER. Matthew is also an ensemble member of Akvavit Theatre, where he has appeared as Morten in RED AND GREEN, Halldor in MISHAP!, and co- directed THEY DIED WHERE THEY LIED. Other area roles include Mercutio in ROMEO AND JULIET with Purple Bench Productions, and Gus in THE CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT at The Den Theatre. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthew studied Theatre at Indiana University and is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory Program. Matthew’s Film and TV credits include CHICAGO PD, TASMANIAN TIGER, and PUBLIC ACCESS.
Dan Waller (FINBAR) reprises the role of Finbar in this remount of Irish Theatre Of Chicago's hit 2017 production of THE WEIR. Other ITC work includes Conor in SPINNING, Sharky in THE SEAFARER, Junior in LAY ME DOWN SOFTLY, Mickybo in MOJO AND MICKYBO, Hibbert in JOURNEY'S END, Psycho in OUR FATHER, and Harry in A WHISTLE IN THE DARK. Other stage work includes Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, Court Theater, Writers Theatre Of Glencoe, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Timeline, Cardinal Stage, Lookingglass, and Lifeline Theater. Dan's film credits include CANAL STREET, TRANSFORMERS 3, CHASING GOLD, BAREFOOT TO JERUSALEM, REPETITION, OF BOYS AND MEN, DEVIL’S DOMINOES, WITLESS PROTECTION, AT ANY PRICE, and PRECIOUS METTLE. His TV credits include CHICAGO PD, CHICAGO MED, EMPIRE, SHAMELESS, CRISIS, LEVERAGE, THE BEAST, and THE CHICAGO CODE.
Maura Lisabeth Malloy (VALERIE) has appeared regionally in FAR AWAY at Live Arts Theater, STEEL MAGNOLIAS at St. Michael’s Playhouse, and in CRIMES OF THE HEART and LETTUCE & LOVAGE for Heritage Theatre Festival. Additionally she adapted, co-produced and co-starred in the NYC Fringe Festival production A BEAUTIFUL CHILD, which was then extended as part of the FringeNYC Encores series. As a screenwriter, Maura has developed projects with Cooper’s Town, Junction Entertainment, and Maven Pictures, and she co-produced the short film FAT GIRLS CAN’T DANCE. Her Film and TV credits include the New York Television Festival selection BLOODHOUNDS. She has taught Acting and Theater History at the University of Virginia and Anderson University.
The Weir” is not merely a series of chilling stories filled with Irish myth and magic; it goes much deeper than that. It’s about the future and all the things that a person must face alone. And it’s about community, about the moments of friendship, which pull these people together and offer respite" - CHICAGO SUN TIMES
The Weir possesses a subtly mystical chemistry that not only delivers a captivating night of theater, but also lifts the magical realism of Ireland and drops it down in the midst of Chicago. It is a stunning example of the best that Chicago has to offer. DO NOT MISS this extraordinary production." ~CHICAGO STAGE REVIEW
This spellbinder features some of Chicago’s finest actors...in a tour-de-force demonstration of the Irish talent. - THIRD COAST REVIEW