Review: The WeirBy Laura & Mike Clark • Nov 8th, 2005 • Category: Reviews
Listen to our review of the Elden Street Players’ production of The Weir [MP3 2:45 2.5MB].
Mike: It was a good show. The Weir is “w-e-i-r.”
Laura: Yes, not a word you’d see in the dictionary very often. The basic plot it takes place in present day Ireland in a pub and it’s a group of men and one visitor that comes and they tell scary stories.
Mike: Not scary really, but spooky stories.
Laura: Spooky stories I guess that would be a better word for it.
Mike: The woman is new to the town and she moved into the haunted house so they tell her a story and scare her a little bit. But then in the end of the play she tells a story and that scares them all. Yeah so it was good.
Laura: It was a good show. The set was very realistic. I mean it looked like a pub.
Mike: That was a heck of a job getting that together. They had actual liquor bottles and extra chairs and barstools and actual tap that the beer came out of and very good.
Laura: Very realistic and very detailed. All of the characters managed to stay with the Irish accent throughout the performance which was good. The first half was a little hard to understand. Kind of the audience acclimated throughout so the second half it was easier to follow.
Mike: Yeah, it was definitely, we were used to it I guess so it made more sense. In the playbill they do have a listing of some of the terms you’d be hearing and what it means. That was helpful.
Laura: Yes, that was very helpful.
Mike: it was a nice touch.
Laura: So you could translate appropriately which was good. Friday evening was a sold out performance.
Mike: And they were turning people away at the door. So if you want to see something at the Elden Street Players call ahead get reservations or get season tickets. I think they’re still accepting those since this is their first show of the season.
Laura: That is correct, but i thought it was a very well done performance.
Mike: You saw them as those characters I didn’t know any of the people but I really thought that’s who they were. It was neat to see.
Laura: It was very well done.
Mike: So I would say it’s playing for another two weeks or so through November 19 so if you’ve got the opportunity give them a call and get your name on the list for tickets and go see the Weir at the Elden Street Players.
Laura: And now, on with the show.
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Laura & Mike Clark started ShowBizRadio in August 2005 because they love live theater. They each have both performed in and worked behind the scenes in DC area productions, as well as earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike & Laura are each members of the American Theatre Critics Association, and Mike is a member of the Online News Association.