International director Michael Langham, former artistic director of the Stratford Festival in Ontario, will stage Canadian Stage Company's The Weir in November, the Toronto theatre announced.
Langham's most recent Broadway job was 1999-2000's Waiting in the Wings, and he has enjoyed a celebrated directing career in Birmingham, Glasgow, Stratford, Ontario and Minneapolis. MN. He has directed for the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Conor McPherson's The Weir is about four Irishmen swapping ghost stories to impress a woman, who then haunts them all with her own tale. It was a London and New York hit.
It plays CanStage's Bluma Appel Theatre in the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Nov. 16-Dec. 6 before moving to Winnipeg's Manitoba Theatre Centre in early 2001.
During the last few years, Langham has devoted much of his time to assisting in creating a small theatre converted out of an ice hockey arena in Wolfville on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, according to CanStage. In Wolfville, he directed The Tempest, Othello and Twelfth Night . For information about CanStage, visit the web site at www.canstage.com.
-- By Kenneth Jones