Friday, October 9, 2009

"The Weir" will be performed at Salem State College

The award-winning theatre department of Salem State College presents the modern Irish classic, The Weir, opening in the Callan Studio Theatre, October 15 and directed by department chairperson Bill Cunningham.

The lyrical and poignant drama showcases five characters who take to storytelling in an Irish pub, revealing through laughter and truths a shared loneliness, a touch of the supernatural and a fair share of ghost stories, with belief in redemption and immortality. Says Director Bill Cunningham: “This play has reality, faith, and humor. Ultimately, it’s about the triumph over the fear of isolation.” The Weir won the 1999 Olivier Award for "Best New Play"; The Outer Critics Circle Award for "Best Play" on Broadway, and McPherson won the 1997 Evening Standard Drama Award for "Most Promising Playwright" for writing the play.

The Weir, by Conor McPherson, runs October 15-17, 22-24 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, October 25, 2 pm. Advance ticket sales strongly recommended. $15 general/$10 students and seniors, free with Salem State student ID. 978-542-7890 or

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