Xavier University Theatre
Gallagher Student Center Onstage Theatre [Evanston]
Directed by Ed Stern
Cast: Bruce Cromer as Dodge, Regina Pugh as Halie, Sam Martini as Tilden, Aiden Dalton as Bradley, Henry Eden as Vince, Holland Taylor as Shelly & Stephen Skiles as Dewis
The setting is a squalid farm home occupied by a family filled with suppressed violence and an unease born of deep-seated unhappiness. The characters are a ranting alcoholic grandfather; a sanctimonious grandmother who goes on drinking bouts with the local minister; and their sons, Tilden, an All-American footballer now a hulking semi-idiot; and Bradley, who has lost one leg to a chain saw. Into their midst comes Vince, a grandson none of them recognizes or remembers, and his girlfriend, Shelly, who cannot comprehend the madness to which she is suddenly introduced. A story of dark secrets, guilt and the possibility of new beginnings, BURIED CHILD is a powerful and brilliant play that probes deep into the disintegration of the American Dream.
- Thu-Fri, Feb. 15-16 at 7:30pm
- Sat, Feb. 17 at 2pm & 7:30pm