Monday, September 13, 2010

Tucson: Beowulf Alley Theatre presents Shining City by Conor McPherson

From: Beth Dell []
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 4:57 PM
Subject: Beowulf Alley Theatre Press Releases



Shining City by Conor McPherson at Beowulf Alley Theatre


(Tucson, AZ) Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 South 6th Avenue, opened the new season with the Tony Award-nominated, Arizona Premiere of Shining City by Conor McPherson. Shining City has been described as a "modern day ghost story about human contact." Set in a therapist's office in Dublin, the play grapples with faith, guilt and redemption, underscoring the failures of language to communicate the truth. John, who has recently seen the ghost of his deceased wife seeks professional help from Ian, a priest-turned-therapist.


Audience members during the opening weekend events declared:


What a powerful story presented with fine acting!  This is a very brave undertaking! The music was moving and powerful, the lighting gave a sense of time elapsing and the set was like another character!


Conor McPherson, called “the finest dramatist of his generation” by  the Daily Telegraph, has won vast acclaim for his insightful, meditative plays, which focus with a quiet, unblinking eye on themes of the crisis of modern masculinity, spirituality, frailty, solitude and – of course – death. Awards for his theatre work include the Laurence Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award, Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, George Devine Award, Meyer-Whitworth Award and the Stewart Parker Award.


Susan Arnold, Director, works in theatre and film as an actor, director, writer and producer. Her directorial credits include Last of the Boys, Dinner with Friends, and Stones in His Pockets with Beowulf Alley, where she contributes to the Artistic Development Committee.  Susan served as Artistic Director for the Attic Theatre in Detroit, MI and is the recipient of several theatre excellence awards for acting and directing.  She is a member of Screen Actors’ Guild and Actors’ Equity Association and currently serves as Artistic Director for C.A.S.T. Clean and Sober Theatre in Tucson.


The cast of Shining City includes Lucas Gonzales, David Greenwood, Laura Lippman and Jared Stokes.


Remaining Performance Days, Times, Dates and Box Office Information:

Thursdays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; September 16-September 26;

Box office volunteers are available by phone Tuesday – Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and in person 45 minutes prior to each performance at the box office when the lobby doors open.

All tickets are held at will call. All sales are final. Reservations are encouraged. We recommend this play for 13 years and older. Run Time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.


Ticket Prices:

$23           -           At door/by phone, VISA, MC, Discover, local check, cash

$18           -           Thrifty Thursdays

$12           -           Student/Military/Senior 60+ Rush Ticket (cash at-door, ID Proof of Status required, 5 min. before curtain)

ONLINE ONLY DISCOUNTED SINGLE TICKET FOR EVERYONE at Use any credit/debit card accepted by PayPal and Google.



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