Shining City

From the Olivier Award-winning playwright

by Conor McPherson

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John, a haunted widower who has just seen the ghost of his deceased wife, seeks counsel in the company of a therapist. Ian, the therapist, is forced to deal ever closely with John’s ghost story as his relationship with his girlfriend Neasa begins to mirror that of John and his wife’s, concluding in the play’s shocking and terrifying denouement. With his genuinely relatable characters and characteristic spook, McPherson gives us the voyeuristic pleasure of peering into deeply private moments in these characters’ lives, while at the same time bringing us to an acute understanding of ourselves.”Quiet, haunting, and absolutely glorious…Shining City is as close to perfection as contemporary playwriting gets.” –Ben Brantley, The New York Times”The finest dramatist of his generation…McPherson is back in business, writing magnificently…Shining City is right up there with The Weir–moving, compassionate, ingenious and absolutely gripping.” –London’s Daily Telegraph”This is Conor McPherson at his very best…Absolutely stunning.” –Daily MailSee our promo video here!

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Performance Dates & Times

November 12, 2015 - 8:00pm

November 13, 2015 - 8:00pm

November 14, 2015 - 2:00pm

November 14, 2015 - 8:00pm


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Venue Accessibility: 
Building, main lobby, and facilities are accessible via an exterior-entry elevator just inside the Elm Street gate. Venue is accessible from the lobby via a wheelchair lift.



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