And the priest took us into the sacristy and the job, of all things, was to dig a grave in the yard..."
posted October 25, 2010 6:04 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu October 28 at 8:00 PM, The Access Theatre
380 Broadway, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
It's almost Halloween! If you're in the NYC area, I'd like to invite you to "The Weir," a play of spooky tales from Ireland. Just $15 fro MeFite's (see "more inside" for details). "Conor McPherson's The Weir is easily one of the most celebrated new plays of the past 20 years ... Folding Chair Classical Theatre's remounting of this lovely and elegiac play is an excellent opportunity to catch a faithful rendition of this sometimes chilling, sometimes sentimental piece that appears to be entrenching itself into the modern Western Canon ... I was glad to see the script as well served as it was." --
Thanks to those who have already come! I hope you enjoyed it.

Use the code MEFI to get discount tickets here: or call SmartTix at 212-868-4444.

"Folding Chair's production is blessed with a capable and astute cast. Angus Hepburn is marvelous as Jack—he is at once jolly and morose, playful and mournful (in other words, quintessentially Irish), and his entirely convincing performance serves as an anchor for the proceedings. Ian Gould creates a charmingly sincere, well-meaning, yet sad character with Brendan the barkeep. Lisa Blankenship's Valerie rings completely true and her tale towards the end is haunting in every sense. Richard Ryan Cowden succeeds in creating an ambitious, perhaps pompous, man with Finbar, who never tilts into caricature and remains sympathetic and vulnerable throughout. And Gowan Campbell's Jim is a simple, quiet man, whose somewhat thick demeanor belies a watchful and understanding soul. ... never once do you really feel like you're watching actors delivering lines—it's an effective fly-on-the-wall experience.

"What little set there is goes a long way towards portraying the world of the play—and hats off to Geduld for creating so much with so little ... Folding Chair ... deserves ample credit for giving us such a sincere and well played remount. I look forward to seeing more from this company in the future."


"The Folding Chair Theatre Company presents a thoughtful, engaging production of The Weir by Connor McPherson at the Access Theatre. Ably directed in a simple loft space by Marcus Geduld, this poetic piece unfolds at the leisurely pace of bar talk among seasoned drinkers...

"Geduld’s staging is thoughtful and makes the best use of the space, while giving the actors room to let their characters evolve. The actors, using Irish accents that to my ear sound close enough if not perfect, are all excellent, well suited each to their roles."


Use the code MEFI to get discount tickets here: or call SmartTix at 212-868-4444.
posted by grumblebee to Performance (2 comments total)

We've got tickets for the 30th. See you then.
posted by Obscure Reference at 6:26 AM on October 26, 2010

Awesome! We invite people to stay for drinks after the show. The cast stays too, and I'll be there! So, if you have some extra time after, please stop by and say hi! We can pretend it's a meetup. There's another MeFite (Evangeline) involved with the show, so between the three of us, it WILL be sort of a meetup.
posted by grumblebee at 6:46 AM on October 26, 2010

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