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re: Irish Rep's "The Weir" (SPOILERS)
Posted by: mikem 10:09 am EDT 07/22/20
In reply to: re: Irish Rep's "The Weir" - lowwriter 09:47 pm EDT 07/21/20

I'm guessing it would be extremely similar to the recent Irish Rep productions, with the same cast, director, and set designer.

I was extremely impressed with this production. It seemed almost like a film, with the use of the green screen backgrounds and only showing one actor at a time. This had the best physical interaction between cast members I have seen so far, although it had the benefit of being pre-recorded so they could refine the handoffs. I pretty much forgot that the 5 cast members were in 5 different states (Vermont, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut).

I was extremely impressed with the cast, who of course had the benefit of interacting with each other on stage during the run for the most part. I had a bit of trouble with understanding the accents for the first few minutes but adapted pretty fast.

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I was particularly impressed by Amanda Quaid, who did not take the maudlin, teary route in her monologue. The emotion was there, but right underneath the surface. If her character let in the emotion too much, it would be unbearable.
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