Buried Child OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    February 17, 2016
    Closing:
    April 3, 2016

    Theater: Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre / 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

    Synopsis: 

    Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Buried Child" returns 20 years after its last major New York production. Dodge and Halie are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons. When their grandson Vince arrives with his girlfriend, no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds. As Vince tries to make sense of the chaos, the rest of the family dances around a deep, dark secret. This wildly poetic and cuttingly funny take on the American family drama gleefully pulls apart the threadbare deluded visions of our families and our homes.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Buried Child

    In Shepard’s ‘Buried Child,’ a Father and Family Dissolve Into Darkness

    Ben Brantley

    February 17, 2016: So you’ve come back, have you? And it’s exactly as you remember, and like nothing you can recall. Yes, honey, you’re home. Wherever that happens to be, it’s the place you can never return to and never escape from. The dwelling where you grew up may or may not resemble the rotting Illinois farmhouse that has been so meticulously assembled by the set designer Derek McLane at the Pershing Square Signature Center. But you’ve definitely been there before, again and again, if only in the corners of your mind. For this old house is the setting for the New Group production of “Buried Child,” Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama from 1978, which opened on Wednesday night with a cast led by a splendid Ed Harris as a man drifting merrily into death.

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