Videography by RicOrnel Productions

The Weir
By Conor McPherson
Directed by Andrew Ruthven

Main Street Theater -
Rice Village

2540 Times Blvd.

March 16 – April 13, 2019

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30pm
Sundays - 3:00pm

Friday & Saturday, Apr. 12 & 13 - 7:30pm

Sunday, April 7 at 3pm
Closed “in-sync”
Captioned Performance

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

In a bar in rural Ireland, the local men swap spooky stories in an attempt to impress a young woman from Dublin who recently moved into a nearby "haunted" house. However, the tables are soon turned when she spins a yarn of her own.

"You shed all sense of time at this beautiful and devious play." — NY Times

"A spellbinder that transfixes you." — Guardian

"Sheer theatrical magic…a modern classic. Tremendous." — London Daily Telegraph

"With bewitching fluency allied with a gift for locating the greatest emotions in the smallest details, and a faultless ear for idiom, McPherson achieves something remarkable." — Times Literary Supplement (London)

"The writing is rich, vivid and often wonderfully funny." — London Telegraph

Best known for The Weir, Shining City, and The Seafarer, Conor McPherson has won Evening Standard, Laurence Olivier, Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Drama Desk awards and is a two time Tony Award nominee as well. Along with being a prolific playwright, Mr. McPherson has written and directed numerous film and television works throughout his career. Born in Dublin, his works have been produced all over the world including on Broadway.

Children under the age of 9 are not allowed in the theater.

Part of the Art Events for The Weir

Monday, February 18 at 6:45pm: Join us for free, first read-thru of The Weir. That's at our Rice Village location. For those of you who are new to us, this is a Part of the Art Series event where you get to be a fly on the wall for the very first rehearsal, hearing the cast read the play aloud for the first time together. It's a lot of fun, and you get a glass of wine and the chance to mix and mingle with the cast on a break. RSVP to shannon@mainstreettheater.com.

Saturday, March 16 at 6:45pm: Join us for a free, pre-show discussion with director Andrew Ruthven and designers of The Weir. No need to RSVP.

Sunday, March 24 after the matinee (around 5:00 or 5:30pm): Join us for a free, post-show discussion with Christopher Varela, Vice-chair of the Harris County Historical Commission, Founder & Tour Guide of Houston Haunted Tours who will give a presentation on some five buildings/structures near or in downtown Houston that have haunted legends connected to them.

Free Beer Friday: Following regular Friday performances sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. in The Liberty Group lobby (previews excluded).

After-parties following all Saturday performances, including a special reception on Opening Night, in The Liberty Group lobby.


Season Sponsor
The Liberty Group

Season Sponsor
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company

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