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All the Lonely People: Burning Coal’s Rendition of “Shining City” Is Riveting But Ultimately Unsatisfying

The Beatles’ famously reclusive song subject Eleanor Rigby has nothing on the motley quartet of characters that people Burning Coal Theatre Company‘s often riveting but ultimately unsatisfying production of Conor McPherson’s Irish ghost story, “Shining City,” which is set in a psychiatrist’s office in a newly gentrified section of modern-day Dublin, Ireland.

Laura Tratnik as Neasa and James Anderson as Ian (photo by Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Conor McPherson’s Irish Ghost Story, “Shining City,” Will Scare the Daylights Out of Burning Coal Patrons

On Nov. 1-4, 8-11, and 15-18, Burning Coal Theatre Company‘s will present a professional production of “Shining City,” a nail-biting Irish ghost story written in 2004 by Conor McPherson (“St. Nicholas,” “The Weir,” “The Seafarer”), in the Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School Auditorium, near the Historic Oakwood Section of downtown Raleigh, NC. Burning Coal artistic director Jerome Davis claims, “[“Shining City”] will scare the daylights out of you!”