The Veil

by Conor McPherson

the veil
Chelsea Mayo, John Decker, Jane Squier-Bruns, Stephanie Mumford, Michele Osherow, Steve LaRocque, Christine Alexander, and Michael Avolio.

QTC Archives: 2013-2014 Season

July 18 – August 17, 2013

Quotidian is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Conor McPherson’s The Veil, which debuted in 2011 at London’s National Theatre. Set in a haunted mansion in rural Ireland in 1822, surrounded by a restive, starving populace, The Veil weaves Ireland’s troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental, and the circularity of time. “An atmospheric and haunting tale of lost souls.” – Evening Standard
“Imagine a Chekhov play full of ghosts and things that go bump in the night and you will get some idea of Conor McPherson’s strange and fitfully entertaining drama The Veil.”  The Telegraph

Director: Jack Sbarbori


With solid acting, which Quotidian has, ‘The Veil’ can hold an audience as well as any BBC America miniseries, and with far richer language and ghosts.

The Washington Post


Suspenseful and well crafted. A good old yarn that slowly unfolds with a few bumps in the night. Quotidian has winningly interpreted a bourgeoning classic.

MD Theatre Guide


Well-paced direction, stirring performances from many Quotidian favorites, and McPherson’s trademark poetry as dialogue and quirky characterizations… The excellent ensemble acting I’ve come to expect from Quotidian. 

DC Theatre Scene


Quotidian, with its reputation for understated yet compelling shows, has gone all-out with this production and done Mr. McPherson proud.

Broadway World


‘The Veil’ is eye-catching and ear-catching, and the story will capture you. 

DC Metro Theater Arts