Salem Theatre Company's
third Main Stage production of Season Ten is Conor McPherson’s Shining
City, set in Dublin where John, a guilt-ridden man (played by Stephen
Cooper of Marblehead) reaches out to a therapist after seeing the ghost
of his recently deceased wife. Wrestling with his own demons, the
therapist (played by Joseph O’Meara of Brookline) can only do so much to
help. Routine visits between the two men quickly become a gripping
struggle to survive, changing both of them for the rest of their lives. Shining City has been called “a thoughtful, artful, absorbing new drama…" from “the finest dramatist of his generation."
Also featured in the cast are Angela Gunn of Somerville and J. Garner
Redmond of Belchertown. James Wilkinson of Danvers is the production
stage manager, and Bruce Greenwald, Gregory Mancusi- Ungaro, Jean Fogle
and John Fogle of Marblehead will design Set, Lighting, Set Decoration
and Sound respectively.
Shining City is sponsored by The
Peabody Essex Museum and Kimberley Driscoll and will run from January 24
to February 16 at Salem Theatre Company’s intimate STC Theater, 90
Lafayette Street in Salem.
The Thursday, January 24 and Friday,
January 25 performances are previews with a “Name your Own Ticket
Price” at the door. You may also ensure seating for the two preview
performances by buying tickets for $10 online at www.salemtheatre.com.
Tickets for regular performances (January 26-February 16) are $10 for
Students, $20 for Seniors (60+) and $25 for Adults and will be available
online at www.salemtheatre.com on January 1.
Shining City will run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and
Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Advance and day-of-show reservations may be
reserved for pick up at the box office by calling 978-790-8546 or
e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Online ticketing is available and ends
24 hours in advance of each performance. Salem Theatre Company is
located at 90 Lafayette Street in Salem.