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9 reviews
9 stars
Parking at the parking garage a block west of the park is inexpensive and convenient.
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35 events
9 reviews
9 stars
The weather was warm and dry.. I wore weather appropriate and comfortable clothing..
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"Fifth of July"
6 ratings
3.7 average rating
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Scott S.
128 events
98 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 02 2009

awesome, absolutely wondderful

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9 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 11 2009

I was not familiar with Lanford Wilson prior to this show, but I loved his intricate and complex writing in this script. Very well acted! The beautiful park location is ideal for this show!

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7 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 20 2009

The play seemed to drag on. I thought the effects of Vietnam would be a major part of the plot line. I was searching for a point to all the dialouge. We left after the first act because we were being attacked by mosquitoes. I had about 10 bites...continued

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The sequel to Wilson’s acclaimed Talley’s Folly, which was produced by Festival Theatre in 2007. Set in rural Missouri in 1977, it revolves around the Talley family and their friends, and focuses on the disillusionment with America in the wake of an unpopular war. At once poignent and marvelously funny, Fifth of July is a compassionate portrait of a generation trying to decide whether to abandon their past or find the courage to cope with it and to begin anew. In 1978 Fifth of July was nominated for the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best new play and the Tony Award for Best Play.