May 10, 2006: There are never more than two people together at a time in "Shining City," the quiet, haunting and absolutely glorious new play by Conor McPherson that opened last night at the Biltmore Theater. Yet the stage feels as crowded and as solitary as a big-city subway at rush hour — dense with urban lives rubbing against one another while never making contact. To exist is to be alone in Mr. McPherson's Dublin, but it is also to be painfully aware of the countless other lives that touch upon yours. Touching upon, of course, is not the same as actually touching.READ THE REVIEW
Shining City BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- May 9, 2006
- July 16, 2006
Theater: Biltmore Theatre / 261 West 47th Street, New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
Conor McPherson new play, now recieiving its American premiere, is set in a Dublin therapist's office. Shining City is the story of a man who has just suffered the tragic loss of his wife, complicated by a startling phenomenon that has begun to occur in his home. But how much of the truth has he revealed to his doctor? And do the secrets we keep haunt us more than we realize? The production stars Oliver Platt and Brían F. O'Byrne. Robert Falls directs.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Shining City