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Buried Child

Friday, May 3, 7.30 pm
Saturday, May 4
, 2 & 7.30 pm
Sunday, May 5, 2 pm

Derry Opera House, Derry NH

“I don’t know what the American Dream is. I do know it doesn’t work. Not only doesn’t it work, the myth of the American Dream has created extraordinary havoc, and it’s going to be our demise.” – Sam Shepard

Probing deep into the disintegration of the American Dream, Sam Shepard’s Buried Child became an instant classic and the first Off-Off Broadway play to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. When Vince brings his girlfriend Shelly home to meet his family, it’s a curious homecoming for the son nobody seems to remember. Violence is never far from the surface as his unexpected return uncovers a deep, dark secret that triggers catastrophe.  Like many of Shepard's plays, Buried Child is characterized by a poetic sensibility and offbeat sense of humor, as well as a startling imagery that conjures up the decline of the great American West.Peter Josephson (Tilden) and Allan McPherson (Dodge) in BURIED CHILD by Sam Shepard

Buried Child
by Sam Shepard

Directed by Matthew Cahoon
Lighting Design by Tayva Young
Sound Design by Nat Ward
Scenic and Costume Design by Carey Cahoon

Dodge... Allan McPherson
Halie... Mari Keegan
Tilden... Peter Josephson
Bradley... Wayne Asbury
Vince... Glenn Provost
Shelly... Anya Parish Ward
Father Dewis... Paul Lussier

Illusion Inspiration on PinterestCheck out our Buried Child Design board to see what ideas and images inspired our designers!

BURIED CHILD by Sam Shepard