The Weir

by Conor McPherson

Seanachai Theatre Company at The Irish American Heritage Center

September 2010-November 2010

Critically-acclaimed and recommended by the Joseph Jefferson Committee, the haunting and humorous Irish drama, The Weir, attracted record-setting audience numbers.


“The ensemble is on top of a tough script filled with demanding monologues. The actors goose the humor with nice, natural touches; Christian’s awkward pauses and over-long eye contact are genius.”                     New City (#1 Critics’ Pick)

“Jeff Christian’s mama’s-boy handyman aches with incipient loss and confusion.”      Chicago Reader

“Miller’s dream cast magnificently delivers McPherson’s nightmares without sensational fanfare but to chilling effect…the most authentically enthralling ensemble assembled this year. Jeff Christian is endearingly awkward as Jim.”       Chicago Stage Review ****

“Expertly directed, perfectly cast”       Time Out Chicago (Critics’ Picks****)

“Jeff Christian exudes all sorts of awkward charm as the tightlipped Jim, a man that can get closer to horseracing statistics than other people.”         Chicago Theatre Blog (***1/2)

“Jimmy (Jeff Christian), whose slow speech disguises a savant’s gift for numbers, will charm you and alarm you.”      Centerstage Chicago