Why See Dying City?
The Thought-Provoking Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Shortlisted for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Christopher Shinn's poignant time-traveling meditation on the long shadow of war and terrorism, as well as the human grief that interweaves them, enjoys a brand new production at New York City's Second Stage Theatre in the Summer of 2019. Helmed by renowned director Lila Neugebauer, the heavy-hitting two-hander explores how the seemingly meaningless statistics of geo politics shape the personal lives of those it leaves in its unfeeling wake.
Set in an intimate Manhattan apartment, Dying City follows Kelly, a widowed psychotherapist and Peter, her narcissistic brother-in-law. Reunited by their loss of Kelly's husband Craig, the identical twin of Peter who died whilst serving in Iraq, the pair force pleasantries and catch up. Passive aggression slowly builds whilst unanswered questions punctuate not only the power struggles between them, but those between the pawns and the hands that move them on the global stage.
Opening night: 1 May 2019
Please note: The above image is from the 2007 Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater run.
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