Set in present-day Dublin, “Shining City” takes place in the disheveled office of Ian, a former priest turned therapist. Ian is visited by John, a middle-aged man who has recently lost his wife in a tragic accident. John is having trouble sleeping and is desperate for help, but Ian has his own troubles, including a new baby and a crumbling relationship. John reveals the source of his insomnia: he has been visited by the ghost of his dead wife and is now terrified to return home. In this contemporary ghost story, McPherson explores what it means to lose faith – in God, in relationships, and in oneself. Soulstice's production ran from February 10 to 26, 2011.