(Charles Isherwood’s article appeared in The New York Times, 7/9; via Pam Green.)

The Irish Repertory Theater’s superb revival of “The Weir,” Conor McPherson’s haunting drama about strange occurrences and the comfort of sharing them with strangers, has returned for a summer run at the DR2 Theater, while the company’s home base undergoes renovation.

The intimacy of the production, gracefully directed by Ciaran O’Reilly, is a signal asset; when first seen in New York in 1999, Mr. McPherson’s gentle tale about the thin membrane between life and death, and the living and the dead, was produced on Broadway, where its quietly shimmering beauty bewitched some and failed to impress others. In the cozy confines of a low-key Off Broadway theater, the play’s simplicity and subdued warmth may be easier to appreciate.


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