By Sam Shepard
Directed by Gordon Edelstein
On the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre
February 13 - March 10, 2013
"AN UNFORGETTABLE SPECIAL TREAT"
-New Haven Register
"SAM SHEPARD DONE RIGHT"
"A TRIUMPH FOR EDELSTEIN & LONG WHARF"
"SUPERB... FRESH & EXCITING"
The Tate family is dead broke, the front door smashed in and nothing in the refrigerator. Dad drunkenly dreams of a hermit’s life in the desert while Mom longs for European sophistication. So when both hatch schemes, independent of each other, to sell the family farm out from underneath their two children, a wild battle ensues to save each person’s piece of the American Dream. This modern classic by Sam Shepard, a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-nominated playwright, balances dark comedy and biting satire in its look at a family’s fight to stay alive.
"Like visionary pioneers who once ruled the open geography of the West, Mr. Shepard rules his vast imaginative frontier by making his own ironclad laws."
- The New York Times