Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Very Irish Evening

Richard Doyle and James Lancaster in The Weir.
On Friday, March 18, First Night subscribers and their guests were quietly mesmerized throughout Conor McPherson’s The Weir, directed by Warner Shook.  But as the final words were spoken, thunderous applause rang out for the cast of extraordinary actors, who had settled so comfortably (and believably) into the warmth of an Irish tavern on a stormy night to tell tall tales—as only the Irish can.

After the show, everyone gathered at the Center Club to celebrate the production.  Their glowing reviews were later echoed by the critics:
“Superb revival…one of the best Irish plays!” – LAStageTimes   
“A toast to our ghosts … a true ensemble affair!” – Los Angeles Times
“The establishment’s customers … are as genuine as their surroundings in the hands of the cast.” –   
 “Director Warner Shook and his cast transport you to a small Irish country pub, where the liquor flows as smoothly as the stories of ghosts and fairies and lost loves.” – Long Beach Press-Telegram
See photos and read more about the Cast Party and the five actors who bring The Weir to life.

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