Shining City

Shining City

by Conor McPherson

January 4 – February 2, 2008

Thurs-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

– Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center –
5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

John visits Ian, a psychiatrist, for help with a predicament: his wife won’t leave the house. The problem: she was killed in an automobile accident months ago. A haunting story of guilt, loss and missed connections, in Shining City the ghosts of our past will haunt us or set us free. Nominated for the 2006 Tony Award for Best Play.


“The play’s construction is precise and literary, each scene arranged with an almost musical sensibility. …Once John begins to reveal the complexity of his feelings for his wife, and once the true extent of Ian’s own issues become clear, Shining City develops an irresistible momentum, with the play’s elegant structure bolstered by thoughtful performances, for yet another solid production from Third Rail.” –Portland Mercury

Production Images

Photos by Owen Carey

Directed by

Written by







Dialect Coach

Third Rail core company member
Guest Artist
* Member of Actors Equity Association