Christopher Shinn's DYING CITY
New Orleans, LA
Alone after-dark in the hollowed shell of her downtown-Manhattan apartment, Kelly, a young therapist whose husband, Craig, was killed while on military tour in Iraq, receives an unexpected visitor on the anniversary of Craig's death:
His identical twin brother, Peter.
"Shinn’s creepy, sophisticated drama—infused with references to 9/11 and the war in Iraq—explores how contemporary politics and recent history have transformed the lives of these three characters."
“The finest new American play I’ve seen in a long while..."Dying City" is a political play and also a psychodrama about what Arthur Miller called 'the politics of the soul'. It’s about public conscience and private grief,
and real and symbolic catastrophes.”
—The New York Observer
“Anyone who doubts that Mr. Shinn is among the most provocative and probing of American playwrights today need only experience the...sophisticated welding of form and content that is "Dying City".”
—The New York Times
The Shadowbox Theatre
2400 St Claude Ave
Old Marquer Theatre
The Old Marquer Theatre is an amazing and versatile performance space in the New Orleans Marigny. It features a full time lineup of shows year-round, from the best local talent to touring shows from around the world. For more information or reservations call 504-298-8676 or visit oldmarquer.com