The Weir

by Conor McPherson

Darius Suziedelis and Steve LaRoque in Conor McPherson’s The Weir

QTC Archives: 2004-2005 Season

October 29 – November 28, 2004

This production featured John Decker, Steve LaRocque, Stephanie Mumford, Ted Schneider, and Darius Suziedelis. It was directed by Jack Sbarbori with a lighting design by Don Slater.

Sometimes theatergoing is like eavesdropping on strangers. Seldom is that eavesdropping so compelling, indeed spellbinding, as it is in this short but tremendously satisfying production. Part of the reason is the writing by Irish playwright Connor McPherson who won the Olivier Award for Best New Play in London in the 1998 season for this piece of naturalistic storytelling. The superb direction and the performances of the cast of five is the other reason. The production matches the naturalistic style of the script so well that it almost seems effortless and artless. But there is an art to being apparently artless, which the Quotidian Theatre Company’s team knows quite well. It is their mission to create theater that feels like life and this is one of their great successes at that challenging mission.

Bruce Hathaway, Potomac Stages

…a healthy dose of warmth and Guiness-tinged local color…The stories are gems in themselves, and…the characters are finely developed by director Jack Sbarbori and his cast.

Washington City Paper

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