Shining City

by Conor McPherson

From the Olivier Award-winning playwright

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 Mail

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November 12 at 8:00pm
November 13 at 8:00pm
November 14 at 2:00pm
November 14 at 8:00pm
@ Calhoun Cabaret
Show no longer running
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Production Staff
DirectorConor Bagley
ProducerDamla Ozdalga
Stage ManagerAbbey Burgess
Set DesignerCaroline Francisco
Technical DirectorDeniz Saip
Lighting DesignerSofía Campoamor
Master ElectricianRoger Pellegrini
Sound DesignerDanielle Lotridge
Costume DesignerLillian Crabb
Graphic DesignerMert Dilek
Props MasterPeter Gray
Hair ArtistCharlotte Juergens
Makeup ArtistJessica Magro
DramaturgKevin Dooney
Diction CoachKevin Dooney
Assistant DirectorAbbey Burgess