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The Weir

by Conor McPherson
directed by Joseph Discher

 

Come into our pub for a pint and spooky stories told by local lads to entertain and impress an attractive new resident of their remote village. Then the young woman has a story of her own, and that changes everything. A spellbinding play by a modern Irish master.

It’s a dark and stormy evening in rural Ireland, and as usual it’s slow business in the pub. Just three men talking about the broken tractor, the German tourists, the horse races, and whether or not to have another pint. Then in comes the young woman who has bought the house at the top of the hill, escorted by the realtor who is showing her around. And soon the men are showing off a bit, telling ghost stories, each one a little more wild and compelling than the one before. The place is beginning to feel a bit haunted. Then it turns out the woman has a ghost story of her own, which changes everything. So it goes in Conor McPherson’s play.

Murray says: “Conor McPherson is one of three contemporary geniuses of the Irish theatre, and his plays are grounded in stories which come out of the land: swirled with booze, and reaching for the stars. This is a play about men living on haunted ground, and you will find yourself clutching your heart while the hair rises on the back of your necks.  A sensation not to be missed.”

Read more about The Weir HERE.

This production is generously sponsored by the Bob Johnson Memorial Fund.

SHOW DATES & TIMES | January 23 - February 9, 2014

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday matinees (February 1 & 8) at 2:00 p.m

Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

 

TICKETS | Reservations are strongly advised

Reserved: $35

Children under 16: $15

UCCS Students: FREE

Groups of 10 or more: $25

No children under 5 years old, not recommended for children under 13.

LENGTH | 100 minutes, no intermission

 

LOCATION | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

3955 Regent Circle

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

 

Click HERE for directions. THEATREWORKS is located on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus in University Hall (near the intersection of Union and Austin Bluffs).

FIRST FRIDAY TALKBACK

Friday, January 24

The director and actors will come back out on stage after the performance to talk about the production and answer YOUR questions!

 

FIRST SATURDAY GALA

Saturday, January 25

Free drinks and snacks for EVERYONE to celebrate opening weekend!

 

PROLOGUE LECTURE

Booze Roundtable

Sunday, January 26 at 2:30 pm | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

We’ll talk about the history of whiskey and try some locally distilled samples.

ARTISTIC STAFF

Director . . . . . Joseph Discher **

Set Design . . . . . Jonathan Wentz

Costume Design . . . . . Jan Avramov

Lighting Design . . . . . Matthew Adelson ***

Sound Design  . . . . . Alex Ruhlin

Stage Manager . . . . . Denise Cardarelli *

Props Master . . . . . Roy Ballard

Master Electrician . . . . . Alex Ruhlin

Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . Elise Jenkins

Assistant to the Director . . . . . Jen Jones

CAST

Brendan . . . . . Andy Sturt

Finbar . . . . . Joe Discher *

Jack . . . . . Michael Augenstein

Jim . . . . . Patrick Toon *

Valerie . . . . . Mandy Olsen *

 

*Member of the Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

** Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

*** Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA of the IATSE.

 

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