Set in a sparse Manhattan apartment, a drama that tells the story of a young widow who receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband.
From the producers: Christopher Shinn's intimate and compassionate play, "Dying City," is set in a spare Manhattan apartment, where a young widow receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband. "Dying City" explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, through the interwoven stories of three unforgettable characters in this 2008 Pulitzer finalist from "one of our most provocative and probing playwrights" (The New York Times).
Author Christopher Shinn's "Dying City" was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His play "Where Do We Live" won the 2005 Obie Award for Playwriting. His other works include "Four," "Other People," "Now or Later," "Teddy Ferrara," and the 2009 Broadway adaptation of "Hedda Gabler." "Dying City" had its world premiere in 2006 at the Royal Court Theatre in London, followed by an Off-Broadway run in 2007 at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre.
The cast features Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell. Winstead's film and television credits include "10 Cloverfield Lane," "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," and "Fargo." Woodell ecently starred in Eugene O'Neill's "A Long Day's Journey Into Night" at the Geffen Playhouse, and has been seen in the TV shows "Masters of Sex," "Designated Survivor," and "The Purge."
What's Second Stage? Second Stage is a long-running producing organization with a recently redesigned Off-Broadway theater in the heart of the midtown theater district, and a smaller space (the company's original home) on the Upper West Side. Established as a 'Second Stage' for shows that didn't find an audience the first time around, the company now combines revivals with new work, and several of its shows have recently made the jump to larger houses across the street. The fare is sometimes a bit racy, but often very approachable...call it quirkiness with an edge. More here.