January 8, 2016
The Ghent Playhouse stage is transformed into an
Irish Pub called the Weir somewhere on Ireland’s
Northwest coast as the Playhouse continues its 41st
Season with Conor McPherson’s award winning
The Weir. The play will open on Friday, January 22, 2016
and run through Sunday, February 7, 2016 with
performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and
Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.
In the intimate pub setting, as Brendon tends bar on a
foggy evening, locals Jack, Jim and Finbar tell
spellbinding stories of ghost lore, Irish Gentle Folk and a
haunted house built over a fairy road to Valerie, the
newcomer in the village. As the libations flow and the
evening progresses, the stories that hit the most haunting
chord are those that tell of the ghosts that inhabit the
shadows of our own minds and taunt of what might have been if only…
The cast consists of Donald Dolan as Jack, Jerry Greene as Brendan, Neal Berntson as Jim, John Wallace as Finbar and Monica Brady as Valerie.This production is directed by Aaron Holbritter who is “thrilled to be making my Ghent Playhouse premiere with it (The Weir).” Gabrielle Smachetti is the Assistant Director and Stage Manager. Cathy Lee-Visscher is the Producer and set design is by Robert Walker.
Tickets are $20 each, $17 for Friends of the Playhouse and $10 for Students with ID. Tickets may be reserved by calling 1-800-838-3006 or going to the website at www.ghentplayhouse.org.