Weekend To-Do: 'Dying City' | Rock Candy

Weekend To-Do: 'Dying City'



Hannah Sawyer and Justin Pike. Photo by Byron Taylor.

7:30 p.m., Weekend Theater. $10-$14.

Coming off of a hugely well-received, constantly sold-out run of “Sordid Lives,” the Weekend Theater returns with another provocative chamber piece. It's a political psychodrama revolving around two days in the life of a young therapist, widowed during the Iraq War, and her husband's gay identical twin. Their grieving processes play out on a tapestry of Abu Ghraib, “The Daily Show” and William Faulkner. Written by Christopher Shinn, a student of Tony Kushner (“Angels in America”) and one of the most acclaimed young playwrights today, the tension and tautness of “Dying City” should translate well to the Weekend Theater's intimate space. Ralph Hyman directs. The drama runs through Feb. 27.

John Tarpley

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