Set in America’s heartland, Sam Shepard’s powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play details, with shocking hilarity, the disintegration of the American Dream. When 22-year-old Vince unexpectedly shows up at the family farm with his girlfriend Shelly, no one recognizes him. So begins the unraveling of dark secrets. A surprisingly funny look at disillusionment and morality, Shepard’s masterpiece is the family reunion no one anticipated.
Producing Artistic Director, Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, a Director of some 50 productions for ANW, brings her unique perspective to Shepard’s often macabre take on family secrets long kept hidden, that can remain hidden no longer. “We are excited to bring back to the stage a play that is significant to our time. At this moment in our country, the broken promises of the American Dream and the palpable anger of our rural citizens have never been greater. It is important for us to be having these conversations,” says Rodriquez-Elliot .
Buried Child opens this weekend and runs through November 23rd.