Conor McPherson

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Shining City

Nominated: Best Play, Tony Awards
theatre
Starring
  • Kathy Kiera Clarke
  • Tom Jordan Murphy
  • Stanley Townsend
  • Jeannie Lewis
  • Michael McElhatton
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    Royal Court Theatre

    Ian has left the priesthood to become a therapist. John is one of his first clients. John's wife has been killed in a car accident, and he keeps seeing her ghost. As John recovers with Ian's help, Ian himself is going under with troubles of his own.

    Shining City premiered at the Royal Court Theatre on the mainstage in July 2004.

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    Shining City
    Reviews

    "Moving, compassionate, ingenious and absolutely gripping...this is a play that shines." Charles Spencer
    The Daily Telegraph

    "McPherson brilliantly combines the mundane and the metaphysical." Michael Billington
    The Guardian

    "Quiet, haunting and absolutely glorious...Shining City is as close to perfection as contemporary playwriting gets." Ben Brantley
    The New York Times

    illuminates the poetic precision of Mr. McPherson’s accomplishment here and makes you realize anew why this Irish playwright is one of the finest dramatists writing in English

    Ben Brantley
    New York Times

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