By Stanford Friedman

What happens when a playwright steps in to direct his own work? The words shine, of course.

And the Pulitzer-nominated words of Christopher Shinn’s 2007 drama, Dying City, have quite a story to tell.

The winds of war in Iraq and twins at war with their past combine in this psychologically turbulent tale of damaged brothers and the woman caught between them.

Read the full review HERE.


Dying City – Written & Directed by Christopher Shinn.

WITH: Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Kelly) and Colin Woodell (Craig/Peter).

Scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and sound design by Bray Poor. Second Stage at the Tony Kiser Theater, 305 W. 43rd St., 212-246-4422, Through June 30. Running time: 75 minutes with no intermission.