Sam Shepard's Buried Child: The Ultimate Tale of Family Skeletons
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The last date listed for Buried Child was Sunday November 24, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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It's frightening, it's intoxicating, and it's very funny. The Flu Season is a different kind of flu. This smart, absurdist drama reminds us that we all too often talk past each other, without listening. In the story, a man and a woman -- patients in a psychiatric ward -- fall in love. When two characters named Prologue and Epilogue enter the conversation and begin to comment on the story, it's clear that this is no ordinary romance. You, the audience, get a fascinating look into the process of telling a story and why things don't always turn out as the author (or characters) plan. Ambivalent and full of clever wordplay, The Flu Season is at once enormously funny and tightly contained. Written by Will Eno, the show won the 2004 Oppenheimer Award for Best New York Debut by an American Playwright. The New York Times called Eno "a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation." Learn More
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This is my first time to see this theatre company's production and also for this play. I didn't know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised that there is a theatre complex in Sacramento now. The play was disturbing and dark, but the performance was very good and sustained my interest. I thought the tempo in the beginning was a bit slow, and while I like the idea of "spirit of buried child," the pre-show performance went too long. If he came out just a few minutes before the curtain time, then he'd set up the mood, but he played nearly more than 10 minutes and people started to chat rather than listened to it as a part of the play. Still I'm very glad I had a chance to see this production.
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That play was such a disappointment! I had planned a belated birthday present for my sister who came all the way from Placerville to attend with me. It was depressing and hard to sit through. One could only guess at the message. My sis got so...continued
This show is not recommended for children.
Sam Shepard is an American playwright, actor and television and film director. He’s written several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. Shepard was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff. Shepard received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist in 2009.
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