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Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Weir: A Haunting, Poetic Irish Play

An attractive young woman comes into a Dublin pub, and the local barflies try to impress her with ghostly tales. 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. And it turns out that the woman has the spookiest story of all. Playwright Conor McPherson (Shining City, The Seafarer) wrote The Weir when he was just 26 years old, capturing the Olivier Award for Best New Play and the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.

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