Ignore your skepticism about Texan actors doing Irish accents, as the Undermain Theater begins its 24th season with the acclaimed Shining City by young playwright Conor McPherson. I'm guessing dialect failures are unlikely, considering the excellence of past Undermain performances. Besides, are you so sure you know the difference between the Lucky Charms leprechaun and an authentic Dubliner? Regardless, Shining City sounds compelling enough to overcome even the worst Irish O'Irishy attempt. The play concerns a guilt-wracked man who, haunted by his wife's ghost, becomes the first patient of a disgraced priest-turned-therapist. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Saturday through October 13. Tickets are $15 Wednesdays and Thursdays, $20 Fridays and $25 Saturdays, with discounts for seniors, students and KERA members. Call 214-747-5515 or visit undermain.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Sept. 22. Continues through Oct. 13, 2007