Fifth of July, a Poignant and Comic Drama About War's Effects by Lanford Wilson
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The last date listed for Fifth of July was Sunday July 10, 2011 / 3:30pm.
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- <em>Fifth of July</em> is part of the Talley Trilogy of plays by Lanford Wilson, all revolving around the Talley family of Lebanon, Missouri. The other plays are <em>Talley's Folly</em> and <em>Talley & Son</em>.
Written by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Edward Morgan
Summer 1977. Ken is a legless Vietnam vet hiding from life at the large country farm he shares with his lover. The couple is hosting a variety of loved ones for the holiday weekend, including Ken's spacey aunt, tart-tongued sister, sassy teenage niece, and oldest childhood friend. As the play progresses, Ken and his guests trade hilarious anecdotes and bitter recriminations about the past, all while struggling to make peace with the irrevocable choices each have made.
Lanford Wilson was one of the most successful American playwrights of the latter half of the twentieth century. Honors include winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1980 and being elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2001. Some of his most famous plays include Balm in Gilead, Hot L Baltimore, Burn This and "The Talley Trilogy."
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