About the Play
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.
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Please note that an e-cigarette will be smoked on stage during this performance.
“ 3.5 Stars (out of 4)! An A-list Chicago cast [stares] down demons all night for your entertainment pleasure.”
“4 Stars (out of 4)! A powerful, memorable experience!
“The play crackles! [Starring] a who's who of ace Chicago actors,
Buried Child certainly retains its power.”
“Truly mesmerizing. This production will be talked about for years to come.
Chicago Theatre Review
“3 Stars (out of 4)! The Writers Theatre ensemble has nailed every role.”
Chicagoland Theater Reviews
“5 Stars (out of 5)! A marvelous study of people and changing times.”
Around the Town Chicago
“Director Kimberly Senior has assembled a top-flight cast…
delivering a powerful, one-two punch!”
Picks In Six
ASL-Interpreted performance: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:30pm
Open-Captioned performance: Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:30pm
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FROM PAGE TO STAGE: A NEW AMERICAN DREAM
For Buried Child
Thursday, June 7 at 7pm
Hosted by Glencoe Public Library | 320 Park Ave, Glencoe
In association with Glencoe Historical Society
Featuring: Matthias Doepke, Professor of Economics, Northwestern University and co-author of Love, Money, & Parenting: How Economics Affects the Way We Raise Our Kids
The family at the center of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child grapples 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 welcome Matthias 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.