Liffey Players Drama Society

Plays by and about the Irish

The Liffey Players Drama Society will be hosting auditions for their spring production of “The Weir” by Conor McPherson on January 17 & 18 with callbacks on January 19th. The auditions will take place at the Irish Cultural Centre 6452 35 Avenue NW.


The show will be directed by Bill Torrie.


The Weir is a play about storytelling. One evening at the local pub in a small town on the northwest coast of Ireland the locals attempt to impress a newcomer until she turns the tables on them.


Since storytelling is the name of the game auditions will consist of telling a story not presenting a monologue. Do you have a favourite (2-3 minute max) story that can be presented?  You can have your script in hand if needed as long as you make the words come alive and build the suspense!


An Irish dialect is not needed at this time.


Rehersals will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons at the Irish Cultural Centre. Performances will be April 28-30, May 3-6 (Move in April 23).

This play will also be presented at the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival so you must be able to travel to the USA from May 8 to 14.


The Cast


Jack - (M 50’s) Local town auto mechanic

Brendan - (M 30’s) -Owner/bartender of the pub

Jim - (M 40’s) - Helps Jack at the garage, an underrated jack of all trades.

Finbar - (M Late 40’s) -local realtor

Valerie - (F Early 40’s) -the newcomer. *This role is already cast*


Ages indicated are approximate.



The Liffey Players Drama Society is a registered non profit, 100% volunteeer orgnization and as such does not pay any fees associated with Equity Artists.


Please go to the Calgary ACTS audition page to book a time slot. 

You will receive a confirmation email. See you there!