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September 12, 2008

Buried Child at convergence!

BURIED CHILD
by Sam Shepard
directed by Clyde Simon

September 26 – October 25

Cross the threshold into the heart[land] of America.

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Winner of the 1979 Pulitzer Prize, this powerful and brilliant play probes deep into the disintegration of the American Dream. The setting is a once Norman Rockwell-esque, but now squalid farmhouse occupied by a family filled with suppressed violence. The inhabitants are a cantankerous whiskey-swilling grandfather; a pious grandmother who goes on drinking binges with the local minister; and their sons: Tilden, a former All-American footballer who’s now a hulking semi-idiot; and Bradley, who has lost one leg to a chain saw. Into their midst comes Vince, a grandson none of them recognizes or remembers, and his girlfriend, Shelly, who cannot comprehend the lunacy into which she is suddenly introduced. The family harbors a dark, tightly-held domestic secret, which Shelly probes to unravel, while mysterious crops suddenly start to appear out back in the fields.

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Artistic Director Clyde Simon, an affirmed Sam Shepard enthusiast (previous convergence productions include Shepard’s The Unseen Hand, Action, La Turista, States of Shock) directs. With Buried Child hetakes a fresh look at Sam Shepard’s magical and mysterious contemporary classic, an American family saga that jolts between domestic humor and gothic horror.

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