Playwright and director Christopher Shinn will direct the upcoming revival of his play Dying City at Second Stage this spring. Shinn, who has directed his own work in the past (including the 2004 Vineyard production of his play Where Do We Live), replaces Lila Neugebauer (Waverly Gallery, Mary Page Marlowe), who was previously announced as the show's director.
2ST's Dying City will star Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell. Performances will begin May 14 ahead of a June 3 opening in the Tony Kiser Theater.
Set in a sparse Manhattan apartment, Dying City explores the human fallout of global events, including the Iraq War and 9/11. The play, a 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist that was first seen at London's Royal Court in 2006, is the story of a young widow who receives an unexpected visit from the twin brother of her deceased husband.
Dying City will feature scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and sound design by Bray Poor. Casting is by Telsey + Company.