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Irish Theatre of Chicago to revisit ‘The Weir’

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Kris Vire

Just under the wire, Irish Theatre of Chicago has announced a 2016–17 season slate, to kick off next month with Conor McPherson's supernatural-tinged The Weir—reuniting most of the cast of the company’s 2010 production.

Under its previous name, Seanachaí Theatre Company, ITC’s 2010 staging of The Weir at the Irish American Heritage Center earned two Jeff Award nominations, for Robert Groth and Jenniffer J. Thusing’s scenic design and for Brad Armacost as actor in a principal role in a play. Armacost will reprise his role, as will Sarah Wellington, Jeff Christian and Brad Smith. Dan Waller takes the place of Kevin Theis in the cast, and Siiri Scott will take on the directing duties previously handled by Matthew Miller. The Weir will run December 15 to January 22 at the Den Theatre.

In February, Irish Theatre will produce a New Irish Voices Festival, featuring three staged readings of plays by rising Irish playwrights not previously seen in the U.S. The festival will run February 9–24 at Chief O’Neill’s Pub.

Back at the Den, Christian will direct the Midwest premiere of Donal O’Kelly’s comic caper Little Thing, Big Thing, featuring Armacost and Jamie Young each playing multiple roles. It will run May 17 to June 25.

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