by Conor McPherson
directed by Siiri Scott
featuring Brad Armacost, Jeff Christian, Matthew Isler, Dan Waller,
and Maura Lisabeth Malloy
LIMITED RUN : APRIL 4, 5 & 6 ONLY
On a blustery winter's night in rural Ireland, the locals gather at the village pub as usual. But when a mysterious woman from Dublin arrives, old rivalries come to the fore as the townsmen vie to impress her with eerie tales of fate and folklore - but she has stories of her own. By the end of the night souls are bared, secrets are revealed, and loneliness transforms into new bonds of friendship and community.
Voted one of the 100 most significant plays of the 20th Century, THE WEIR won then 26-year-old playwright Conor McPherson the Olivier Award for Best New Play, and has gone on to become a beloved staple in the Irish theater canon for its rich blends of humor and pathos, humanity and mystery, and loss and love.
Irish Theatre Of Chicago first presented THE WEIR in 2010 in a smash production that extended twice and earned Brad Armacost a Jeff Awards Nomination for Actor in a Principal Role. Under the direction of Siiri Scott, THE WEIR was remounted in 2017 with almost all of the original cast returning, and resulting in a sold-out three month run.
ITC is delighted to bring THE WEIR team together once more to share this beloved show with the Notre Dame community.