21 Jan The Weir
Western Reserve Playhouse presents:
By Conor McPherson
Directed by August Scarpelli
Event Show Dates: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29
The Weir is a play written by Conor McPherson in 1997. The play takes place in a rural Irish pub and revolves around reminiscences and banter. After a few drinks, the group begin telling stories with a supernatural slant, related to their own experience or those of others in the area, and which arise out of the popular preoccupations of Irish folklore: ghosts, fairies and mysterious happenings.
Victoria Kirgesner-Hunsicker is excited to be joining the production team for Cyrano De Bergerac. Most recently, she worked as assistant director in WRP’s 2022 production of Wit. No stranger to the theater, she has been seen on stage in the WRP productions of The Weir (Valerie), Wit (Student/Resident 2), Blithe Spirit (Elvira), Happy Hollandaise (Claire), and Emma (Mrs. Weston), as well as several others around Northeast Ohio. She has also worked behind the scenes as the stage manager for Puffs at Broadview Heights Spotlights, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at WRP.
Jim Fippin (de Guiche) has been appeared on stage at Ohio Shakespeare Festival, Weathervane, Coach House, Porthouse, Magical Theatre Company and The Players Guild. His resume includes roles in The Importance of Being Earnest, Miss Holmes, Saint Joan, And Then There Were None, Hamlet, 1776, Shakespeare in Love, Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers, The Wild Goose, Kimberly Akimbo, The Mousetrap, Four Dogs and a Bone, Bus Stop, Uncle Vanya, August: Osage County, The Rainmaker, Custer, The Real Thing, The Odd Couple, The Lion in Winter, Jesus Christ Superstar, Noises Off, Twelfth Night, Another Antigone, Romeo and Juliet and King Lear. At Western Reserve, Jim has appeared in The Weir, Blithe Spirit, Tartuffe, and The Weir. He holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Otterbein, where he met his wife, Elaine, and where their daughter Emelie graduated (Magna Cum Laude) with the class of 2020.
Jasen J Smith (Finbar Mack) is delighted to make his debut at Western Reserve Playhouse. Mr. Smith has been seen on stage locally in many productions including And Then There Were None, Newsies, Pride and Prejudice, Our Town, Dracula, Hamlet, You Can’t Take It With You, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Love! Valour! Compassion! and Intimate Apparel.
Brian O. Jackson is happy to be back on the WRP stage yet again after performing in multiple CaBARet shows this season. He was also seen at WRP in the long awaited production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Other favorite credits include Puffs; or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic (Wayne), Pirates of Penzance (Major General), Arsenic and Old Lace (Jonathan), The Full Monty (Dave), Young Frankenstein (The Hermit), An Impending Rupture of the Belly (Doug), Dracula (Renfiel