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Posted: December 18, 2016

Irish lore and supernatural unfold in stirring tale

Cranbrook Community Theatre (CCT) brings ‘The Weir’ to the Stage Door Theatre in January 2017. This is the second play of CCT’s core season program.

Local talent rehearsing for Cranbrook Community Theatre’s The Weir. This ghostly play opens January 20, 2017 at the Stage Door Theatre. Photo by Ashlée Perreault
Local talent rehearsing for Cranbrook Community Theatre’s The Weir. This ghostly play opens January 20, 2017 at the Stage Door Theatre. Photo by Ashlée Perreault

Written by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, The Weir is set in a pub in rural Ireland where a group of regulars share tales of the town with a new resident, Valerie, a young business woman from Dublin who has just rented an old house in the area. The stories turn to the supernatural – of ghosts, fairies and other unnatural beings. After all the men tell their tales, Valerie begins to speak of her own haunting story with an unexpected twist.

Director Terry Miller has gathered a talented local cast and crew to tell this stirring tale. “I’ve drawn people from all parts of the local theatre community and they are a skilled, talented and very entertaining cast,” says Miller.

The Weir runs for 10 nights; January 20 & 21, January 25-28 & February 1-4, at the Studio/Stage Door, 11-11th Ave South, Cranbrook.

Tickets are available at Lotus Books. All performances at 7:30 p.m.

CCT has been entertaining Cranbrook and area audiences for more than 50 years. The society strives to promote and develop local talent: on stage, behind the scenes, or in the director’s chair. CCT believes theatre, music, dance, and art play an important part in the community, and are pleased to call the Studio/Stage Door home.

Lead image: At rehearsal are local actors (L to R) Barry Coulter, Jim Cameron, Landon Elliott, David Prinn and Jennifer Inglis, in Cranbrook Community Theatre’s ghostly production The Weir. Photo by Ashlée Perreault

Cranbrook Community Theatre


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