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The Weir

From 10 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Slow, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

About the show

Irish Repertory Theatre presents a series of tall tales told by four Irishmen vying for the attention of a woman whose own story puts theirs to shame. More…

In a remote country pub in Ireland, newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there. With a whiff of sexual tension in the air and the wind whistling outside, what starts out as blarney soon turns dark as the tales drift into the realm of the supernatural. Then, Valerie reveals a startling story of her own….

1h 30m | Already closed | DR2 Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (10)


Absorbing, Slow, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing
Avg Score

Disappointing, Slow, Unconvincing, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you love ghost stories. Play's structure (ea character tells a story) is unsophisticated, as are the tales. Not my cup of Irish Breakfast.

Don't see it if you want a real play w lots of dialogue. If, however, you like a good yarn (or several) you'll have fun. Good performances.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You love Irish storytelling.

Don't see it if You prefer heavy action in a play.

Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if You're a fan of old Irish yarns.

Don't see it if You require more action in plays to keep you interested.

Enchanting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if The stories were captivating. And Irish accents... gotta love them.

Don't see it if You need strong, action filled shows.

Delightful, Irish storytelling, Lifelike, Naturalistic, Pleasant

See it if You enjoy good naturalistic writing, exquisitely tuned acting

Don't see it if You need a dramatic story arc and relationships that go somewhere

Cliched, Slow, Overrated, Dated, Strong performance

See it if You enjoy traditional Irish themes, good acting, small venue

Don't see it if Enough already of the Irish ghost stories in bars - I saw a production many years ago that was more ghosty & more fun for that reason

Great writing, Quirky, Riveting

See it if Love Ireland and ghost stories. Set in a pub, each character relates a spooky tale. Yet who has the most frightening tale of all? A classic.

Don't see it if You don't care for long monologues.

Great writing, Absorbing, Gripping, Relevant, Slow

See it if You value heightened naturalistic barroom theater with a warm sensibility and a touch of mystery.

Don't see it if Language and character should take a back seat to plot and spectacle or you'd rather drink than comprehend.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like to me moved beyond measure

Don't see it if You are looking for cheap thrills. This play is rich and in character and content

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to be swept away by a clever and thoughtful play. The actors were brilliant, and really took you into their experiences.

Don't see it if Don't like light swearing.

July 9th, 2015
"The Irish Repertory Theater’s superb revival of 'The Weir,' Conor McPherson’s haunting drama about strange occurrences and the comfort of sharing them with strangers, has returned for a summer run... In the cozy confines of a low-key Off Broadway theater, the play’s simplicity and subdued warmth...
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July 9th, 2015
“‘The Weir’ proves to be a profound meditation on the twin themes of loneliness and community, told so theatrically that you’ll savor each peat-scented phrase. The trick is to get the details right, and the Irish Repertory Theatre’s revival, staged with sure-footed simplicity by Ciarán O’Reilly, ...
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July 9th, 2015
"It is always remarkable to me when I find a play so gripping, only later to realize it was simply brilliant dialogue. This wouldn't quite be the case, of course, if it wasn't brought to life by an impeccable cast...Each player contributes to build a message that reaches far deeper into us than s...
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July 9th, 2015
"A splendidly evocative telling of McPherson’s elegant meditation on human fragility, loneliness and the power of the past... Director Ciarán O’Reilly keeps the pace moving and the action compelling. The acting is universally on the money, although Quaid seems to have not found the center of her ...
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