Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Upcoming: Buried Child by Sam Shepard, Southwestern University, April 22 - 26

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From the website of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Southwestern University, Georgetown:

Buried Child
by Sam Shepard
Directed by Jared J. Stein
April 22–26, 2009
Southwestern University

Winner of the 1979 Pulitzer Prize, this powerful and brilliant play probes deep into the disintegration of the American Dream. A bizarre and explosive family reunion takes place unexpectedly when a prodigal grandson returns to his estranged family’s Illinois farm. At first recognized by neither his grandparents nor his own father, he soon realizes this homecoming has unearthed an unwanted family inheritance, rather than the idealized mid-western roots he hoped to find. Sometimes humorous, often monstrous, the play’s roots in ritual and its approach to monumental, timeless themes of human suffering—incest, murder, deceit and rebirth—resemble the destruction wreaked by the heroes of Greek Tragedy.

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