A struggling Dublin therapist treats a man haunted by the ghost of his recently deceased wife, while at the same time his own relationship teeters on the brink. This beautifully written psychological mystery was on every list of Broadway's best in 2006. Original Broadway director Robert Ralls returns to restage this production, presented in association with Chicago's acclaimed Goodman Theatre.

Irish playwright Conor McPherson took London and Broadway by storm with the critically acclaimed Shining City, whcih was nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Play. His other plays include The Seafarer, The Weir, Rum & Vodka, The Good Thief, This Lime Tree Bower, St. Nicholas, and Dublin Carol, and his many awards include the Olivier Award for best New Play, the Evening Standard award, and the London Critics' Circle Award.


  • Shining City: An Irish Ghost Story at the Huntington

    Watch behind-the-scenes rehearsals of the cast of the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Shining City. Director Robert Falls and the cast members talk about Conor McPherson's haunting Irish ghost story that takes place in the office of a struggling Dublin therapist whose new patient swears he sees the ghost of his recently dead wife.


  • What Audiences Are Saying About Shining City

    Hear what audiences are saying about Shining City at the Huntington.


  • A Scene from Shining City (#1)

    John (John Judd) tells therapist Ian (Jay Whittaker) about encountering the ghost of his dead wife.


  • A Scene from Shining City (#2)

    After an argument, Ian’s wife Neasa (Nicole Wiesner) asks him the real reason behind their separation.  


  • A Scene from Shining City (#3)

    On the therapist’s couch again, John (John Judd) tells Ian (Jay Whittaker) of an encounter he had with another woman, who was not his wife.



  • Jay WhittakerIan
  • John JuddJohn
  • Nicole WiesnerNeasa
  • Keith GallagherLaurence
  • Conor McPhersonPlaywright
  • Robert FallsDirector
  • Santo LoquastoScenic Design
  • Kaye VoyceCostume Design
  • Obadiah EavesSound Design
  • Linda GatesVocal and Dialect Coaching

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