On a cross-country trip from New York to the west coast, Vince and his girlfriend Shelly decide
to make a stop at his grandparents’ rural Illinois home. But when they arrive, neither his
grandparents, Dodge and Halie, nor his father Tilden and uncle Bradley seem to recognize
or remember him. As Vince searches for answers, truths begin to emerge that reveal a deep
corrosion of this fragmented family living in a forgotten America.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece will be newly invigorated for the WT stage by Resident Director Kimberly Senior (Hedda Gabler, The Diary of Anne Frank, Marjorie Prime, The Scene), drawing audiences deeply into the story of a family fighting to come to grips with an America that may have left them behind.
This production contains:
Please note that an e-cigarette will be smoked on stage during this performance.
Evenings Tuesdays – Saturdays 7:30pm select Sundays at 6pm
Matinees Saturdays 3pm select Sundays at 2pm select Wednesdays at 3pm
This is a reserved seat venue. Doors to the performance space will open approximately 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the performance.
There is no late seating or readmittance.
For performances listed as “Sold Out,” contact the Box Office for more information about our standby and wait list options as well as for assistance locating currently available dates and times.
The family at the center of Sam Shepard’s Buried Childgrapples with a changing America in an era of rapid growth for some of the population, but not all. As we watch them fight for self-preservation, questions arise about how we can achieve success in an America where the American Dream is a moving, evolving target. How do we prepare our children for success in a world where the definition of success constantly changes? Join us as we welcomeMatthias Doepke(Northwestern University), who will share a presentation on how we, and our families, work toward a “New American Dream.” Seating is limited, RSVP for free today! From Page to Stage is generously sponsored by Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin.
Post-Show Conversation: The Word
Join us after every Tuesday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) for a 15-minute discussion of the play, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
Post-Show Conversation: The Artist
Join us after every Wednesday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) for a 15-minute talk-back featuring actors from the production, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
Pre-Show Conversation: Up Close
Join us at 6:45pm before every Thursday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) for a 15-minute primer on the context and content of the play, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.