About This Show

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 a simple tale turns out to be anything but. Shining City reflects on the guilt, anxiety and restlessness of two lonely men creating a tale that the New York Times calls “as close to perfection as contemporary playwriting gets.”

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: May 17, 2016 Final Performance: July 3, 2016
Location: Irish Repertory Theatre, New York City

132 W 22nd St,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | June 9, 2016
Irish Repertory Theatre inaugurates its newly renovated space with a revival of Conor McPherson’s 2004 play.

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