Fast-Paced, Short Comedies: All Original Plays
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Buried Child, the powerfully mysterious play that won Sam Shepard a 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is a darkly comic meditation on the theme of "You can't go home again." The story begins when 20-something Vince decides to bring his girlfriend back to his family's decaying farm. A sweet idea, but there's a hitch: No one "back home" -- neither his folks nor his grandparents -- seems to remember him. Eviscerating Rockwell-ian notions of American rural life, the play oozes with a spookiness that takes a long while to shake off. Buried Child is a bona fide classic masterfully conveying the mystical, cannibalistic pull of family ties even as they unravel. Learn More
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Very good show. Professional actors and a decent small theatre. Some of the shorts were better than others, but that's always the case. A good few laughs were had by all!
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Toni Perrotta and Tony Nunes really made the show for me. They were both naturally hilarious and their pieces got the most uproarious laughter. Hard was otherwise the most poignant and interesting piece. A couple of the other skits had some...continued
Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes
Directed by Bryan Rasmussen
Produced by Jake O’Flaherty
Playwrights: Bette Smith, Camille Thornton-Alson, Linda Nile, Toni Perrotta, Thomas J. Misuraca, Steven Korbar, Daniel Guyton, Pedro Antonio Garcia
Starring: Toni Perrotta, Mary McBain, Chris Hampton, Tony Nunes, Gordon James Jr., Mary Jo Wells, Milia Mae, Max Scholssberg, Molly Leshner, Bette Smith, Victor Dante, Rose Wakesho, Aaron Stall, Sophia Louisa Lee, Jackie Falcon, Linda Nile, Paul Lauden, LauraLee O’Shell, Elizabeth Bliss, Suzanne Mayes, Tessa Richardson, Camille Thornton-Alson, Gregory James