The Weir at Hard Bargain, Oct 6-21

The Weir at Hard Bargain, Oct 6-21

THE WEIR
By Conor McPherson
Directed by Brooke L. Howells
October 6-21, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm

Location: Hard Bargain Players

In a small bar called The Weir in a rural town in Ireland, three local men are settling down for the night, enjoying good beer and company. Their normal routine is shaken up when their friend Finland enters the bar and introduces them to Valerie, an attractive woman from Dublin who has just moved into an old haunted house in the town. As the night (and the amount of liquor) progresses, each local from the bar starts to tell a tale of ghostly happenings in the town. What starts as innocent braggadocio between the men turns into a real fright when Valerie reveals a real, haunted tale of her own from the past. Examining chances of missed opportunity and the loneliness that results in it, The Weir is a haunting play with its roots in Irish folklore.

Tickets for Hard Bargain Players performances are $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and members of the Alice Ferguson Foundation.

To reserve tickets, click here.

Auditions for The Weir by Hard Bargain, July 18-22

Auditions for The Weir by Hard Bargain, July 18-22

The Hard Bargain Players are pleased to announce auditions for “The Weir”, our fall 2017 show. The players have a tradition of putting on a “spooky” show in October, and this year is no exception!

THE WEIR
By Conor McPherson
Directed by Brooke L. Howells
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Location: Hard Bargain Players

Show Synopsis: In a bar in rural Ireland, the local men swap spooky stories in an attempt to impress a young woman from Dublin who recently moved into a nearby “haunted” house. However, the tables are soon turned when she spins a yarn of her own.

Audition Dates and Times: Tuesday, July 18th and Thursday, July 20th at 7 pm, and Saturday, July 22nd at 10 am (this date/time will also be used as callbacks if needed).

Audition Location: Hard Bargain Amphitheater, 2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, Maryland. Please note, July 20th and July 22nd auditions will be held at the top of the hill. July 18th auditions will be held on the amphitheater stage.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Irish accents will be used for this show but are not necessary for auditions. (However, feel free to prepare your accent for auditions if you wish!)

Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm from October 6 – 21, 2017. Be prepared to list conflict dates leading up to the show. Rehearsals will be determined based on actor availability.

For more information click here. If you have any questions, please contact the director at blhowells@gmail.com.

The Birds at Hard Bargain, Oct 7-22

The Birds at Hard Bargain, Oct 7-22

The Birds
By Conor McPherson
Based on the short story by Daphne du Maurier
Directed by Michael Margelos

October 7 – 22, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8pm
Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8pm
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8pm
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8pm

Location: Hard Bargain Players

Daphne du Maurier’s short story, also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, is boldly adapted by Conor McPherson—a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds. They find relative sanctuary but not comfort or peace; there’s no electricity, little food, and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. Another refugee, the young and attractive Julia, arrives with some news of the outside world, but her presence also brings discord. Their survival becomes even more doubtful when paranoia takes hold of the makeshift fortress—an internal threat to match that of the birds outside.

Tickets for Hard Bargain Players performances are $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and members of the Alice Ferguson Foundation.

To reserve tickets, click here.

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