Buried Child by Sam Shepard (1979)
Theatre | DramaBlurb:
“A newly revised edition of an American classic, Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize winning Buried Child is as fierce and unforgettable as it was when it was first produced more than twenty-five years ago.
A scene of madness greets Vince and his girlfriend as they arrive at the squalid farmhouse of Vince’s hard-drinking grandparents, who seem to have no idea who he is. Nor does his father, Tilden, a hulking former All-American footballer, or his uncle, who has lost one of his legs to a chain saw. Only the memory of an unwanted child, buried in an undisclosed location, can hope to deliver this family.”
pooled ink Review:
No thank you.
…Is it what you think? It’s not what you think. But then wait, it is what you think? No. Yep. It sure is.
Posted on Goodreads on September 21, 2014
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Meet Sam Shepard!
Sam Shepard is an American artist who worked as an award-winning playwright, writer and actor. His many written works are known for being frank and often absurd, as well as for having an authentic sense of the style and sensibility of the gritty modern American west. He is an actor of the stage and motion pictures; a director of stage and film; author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs; and a musician.