Plays Directory : The Weir

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Conor McPherson
  • Written
    1997
  • Setting
    Ireland
  • Overview
    The play opens in a rural Irish pub with Brendan, the publican and Jack, a car mechanic. These two begin to discuss their respective days and are soon joined by Jim. The three then discuss Valerie, a pretty young woman from Dublin who has just rented an old house in the area.

    Finbar, a real estate agent, arrives with Valerie, and the play revolves around the four men who vie for her attention. After a few drinks, the group begin telling stories of Irish folklore. After each man has told a story, Valerie tells her story: the story of why she left Dublin. Valerie's story is melancholy and true, and the men become softer, kinder, and more real.

    The play is typically Irish, sad and sweet, and is as much about lack of close relationships and missed connections as it is about anything else.

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4 known characters

4 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Elin Doyle
Elin Doyle
Actor
2017, Valerie
The White Bear Theatre
Fiona McGahren
2014, Valerie
Emma Elizabeth Wright
2012, Valerie
Kelvin Players Theatre, Bristol
Christine Clare
2012, Valerie
The Lass O'Gowrie
Lara Wilks Sloan
2012, Valerie
Barons Court
Victoria Claringbold
2011, Valerie
Kate Sandison
2011, Valerie
Palace Theatre Southend
Sarah Lafferty
2010, Valerie
Hannah Ehrlich
2009, Valerie
Kensington and Chelsea College
Alice Knapton
2008, Valerie
Rachel Nussbaum
2008, Valerie
East 15 Acting School
Rosalind Robins
2003, Valerie
Main St Theatre Houston
Tina Meegan
Tina Meegan
Actor
2002, Valerie
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