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Christopher Shinn's AN OPENING IN TIME; The Play He Thought Would Be His Last


"Friends talked about writing an advance obituary. But Mr. Shinn talked about writing something else: If you only had time to finish one more play, what would it be about?"

Playwright Christopher Shinn has one Broadway credit as adapter for the 2009 Roundabout production of Ibsen's HEDDA GABLER, but is better known for his 2005 Obie-winning WHERE DO WE LIVE? and 2007 Pulitzer finalist, DYING CITY.

In a New York Times interview, Shinn tell how his newest play, AN OPENING IN TIME, now rehearsing at the Hartford Stage, was supposed to be his last; perhaps even premiering posthumously.

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Hartford Stage presents the world premiere of An Opening in Time by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Connecticut nativeChristopher Shinn, with direction by Oliver Butler of The Debate Society, from September 17 through October 11, 2015. An Opening in Time's central Connecticut setting is inspired by Shinn's hometown of Wethersfield.

A Pulitzer finalist for Dying City, presented at Hartford Stage in the 2008/09 season, Shinn is the winner of a 2005 OBIE in Playwriting and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting. He was shortlisted for the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play and has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Most Promising Playwright and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Playwright.

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