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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Featured review from Chris0810
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I thought the play was ok. It was nothing special. Some of the actors, especially the lead character, were way overacting. The only chracters I enjoyed were John and Jed. The niece was annoying and needed a slap in the face. The show itself ran long and started late. But loved the 60s/70s soundtrack.
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This show is fantastic! The actors create these characters that you simultaneously love and hate, cheer for and fear for. My friends and I all said the same thing: we forgot that we were watching a play. Go see this show! You are going to love...continued
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I like Fifth of July.This production is well cast and the ensemble acting is sharp - which it has to be. The first act can be confusing - it comes at you pretty fast and furious - but the second act really brings it all together. Lots of laughs...continued
Quotes & Highlights
Fifth of July is part of the Talley Trilogy of plays by Lanford Wilson, all revolving around the Talley family of Lebanon, Missouri. The other plays are Talley’s Folly and Talley & Son.
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.”