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 (Valerie) is excited to be returning to the Western Reserve Playhouse stage once again. Most recently, she has appeared at WRP as Student/Resident 2 in Wit, Elvira in Blithe Spirit, Claire Finley in Happy Hollandaise, and as Mrs. Weston in Emma. Other notable past productions include Arsenic and Old Lace (Elaine Harper), Miracle on 34th Street (Doris), and A Streetcar Named Desire (Eunice Hubbell). She also has recently worked behind the scenes stage managing Puffs at Broadview Heights Spotlights and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at WRP. She hopes you enjoy this evening of “spooky” Irish storytelling!
Jim Fippin (Jim) has been 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 Blithe Spirit and Tartuffe and is the Coordinator for the $5
Play Reading Series. 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
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