"Shining City" is a haunting play, dense with urban lives that brush against one another while never making contact. When the  character John is first introduced, he is seeking help from Ian, a counselor, after the unexpected death of his wife. Though shaken by the loss, John is troubled by more than just grief; he has begun to see his wife's ghost in their home. As their sessions unfold, secrets and lies are  exposed in this thriller where where a simple tale turns out to be anything but. By Conor McPherson directed by Claran O'Reilly with Mathew Broderick, Billy Carter, Lisa Dawn and James Russell.  The New York Times wrote "as close to perfection as contemporary playwriting gets."

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