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'Shining City' to play at STC Theatre Jan. 24-Feb. 16

Posted by Liam O'Kennedy  December 26, 2012 10:00 AM

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Left to right: Stephen Cooper, Angela Gunn, Joseph O’Meara and Thomas Rash are featured in the cast of Conor McPherson’s "Shining City," a ghost story playing Jan. 24 through Feb. 16 at Salem Theatre Company.


The following was submitted by Salem Theatre Company:

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 Thomas Rash of Rockport.  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 info@salemtheatre.com. Online ticketing is available and ends 24 hours in advance of each performance. Salem Theatre Company is located at 90 Lafayette Street in Salem.

ABOUT THE SALEM THEATRE COMPANY

The Salem Theatre Company - a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization – was founded in 2002 and enriches the artistic, cultural, and economic life of the Greater Salem region through the performance of classic, contemporary, and new works of exceptional theater. The STC hopes to move and inspire, and to build connections with new, diverse audiences and theatre artists through the performing arts and arts education outreach.

Salem Theatre Company’s’ Tenth Anniversary Season is supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and features Yasmina Reza’s Art, Craig Lucas’ Reckless, Conor McPherson’s Shining City, [title of show] by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, and Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance. Season Passes represent a 15% discount off regular ticket prices and are available at www.salemtheatre.com.

The company is led by Artistic Director John Fogle, Managing Director Gary LaParl, and Board President Norene Gachignard. Details about tickets, the theater on Lafayette Street, and Season Ten are at www.salemtheatre.com.

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