Shining City

Shining City, originally produced (and critically acclaimed) at London’s Royal Court Theater, heads to the Great White Way for springtime. It’s playwright Conor McPherson’s gripping tale of a guilt-ridden man who visits a Dublin therapist after seeing the ghost of his recently departed wife. The meetings turn into a dramatic struggle between the living and dead, and the life of patient and therapist are changed forever as many truths become steadily revealed. The Manhattan Theatre Club production stars imposing character actor Oliver Platt, who has been seen on TV’s “The West Wing” and in such movies as “The Flatliners,” “Working Girl” and “Married to the Mob.” Also in the cast are Brían F. O‘Byrne and Martha Plimpton. The director is the Tony Award-winning Robert Falls (“Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” “Death of a Salesman”). McPherson’s “The Weir” was produced on Broadway in 1999. His credits also include “This Lime Tree Bower,” “St. Nicholas,” “Port Authority” and “Dublin Carol.”