Two men meet as doctor and patient in a small office in Dublin. The patient, John, is being haunted by visions of his wife for whose accidental death he feels inexplicably responsible. The psychiatrist, Ian, has his own ghosts since leaving first the church and then his new family. Both men move through their sense of guilt and culpability, looking to find redemption in the most unlikely places. A hauntingly beautiful piece, Shining City is "as close to perfection as modern playwriting gets" (New York Times). Conor McPherson is a modern master storyteller, creating arias that reveal character through unfinished thoughts, silences and raw human emotion.