Dying CitySet in the aftermath of 9/11 New York City, Dying City follows a therapist who is confronted by her husband's identical twin, who suspects that his brother's death in Iraq was not an accident.
by Christopher Shinn
Dying City is a quiet, unsettling play about grief, identity and violence in the human psyche – the lies, betrayal and self-deceptions and the centrality of hate in human existence.
Everyday, directly and indirectly, we all perpetrate or allow violence to occur in some form.
Some of us are troubled by this, some of us driven by it and most of us don't really talk about it.
Christopher Shinn writes about the violence we can see and an even darker violence located within.
“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
"Shinn is able to take the political and humanize it – transforming the stuff of daily news stories into a devastating statement on the unforeseen and often hidden consequences of war."
Director – Matt Scholten
Design – Kat Chan
Lighting – Tom Willis
Composer – Ben Keene
Kelly – Zoe Ellerton-Ashley
Peter / Craig – Brad Williams
Preview: Thursday, 5 August 2010
Season: 6 – 21 August 2010
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