The New Group presents Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about an American family struggling to overcome the many obstacles in the way of the American Dream. Starring Ed Harris. More…
Dodge and Halie are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons. When their grandson Vince arrives with his girlfriend, no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds. As Vince tries to make sense of the chaos, the rest of the family dances around a deep, dark secret. This poetic and comedic take on the American family drama pulls apart the threadbare deluded visions of our families and our homes.
See it if you love Sam Shepard's work. I don't so, naturally, this production was disappointing to me. Some, but not all, of the acting was strong.
Don't see it if you want a plot that makes sense; there are so many red herrings that if feels like Shepard forgot what he was doing.
See it if great acting. Many 5-min segments are entertaining in themselves. But the actions character take to link them are just illogical. not clever
Don't see it if it's one soap box after another. no character asks any questions we'd like explained. And the only one they do, the title already answered.
See it if You like strange stories w/ odd characters. It has good moments & performances but I felt unfulfilled by unanswered questions by the end.
Don't see it if You arent satisfied by a shows that don't explain why characters are the way they are. I waited for some big reveal that never came.
See it if you like great acting, staging and Sam Shepard.
Don't see it if If you are faint of heart or squeamish, very deep and brutal at times.
See it if you want to see some really fine acting in a solid revival of one of Sam Shepard's best plays.
Don't see it if you are squeamish and/or prefer your family dramas to be conventional.
See it if You're a big Ed Harris fan and want to see him at the top of his game.
Don't see it if You generally dislike Sam Shepard plays.... This won't help.
See it if ...you're a Sam Shepard fan. Captivating performances tease out an over-arching mystery.
Don't see it if By the time the mystery was revealed, I no longer cared. There was no sense to anyone's actions. Maybe I'm just too old for this s**t.
See it if You want to see a great performance by Ed Harris in a fine revival of Sam Shepard's engrossing show.
Don't see it if You are not into quirky plays about dysfunctional families. This one is REALLY dysfunctional.
See it if you like thought-provoking, open ended Sam Shepard plays. Ed Harris is fantastic but some of the younger actors don't match his skill.
Don't see it if you don't understand Sam Shepard or if you want a show where all loose ends are tied up. This isn't like that.
See it if You are a Sam Shepard fan, love great acting, emotional involvement, story of human involvement and frailties.
Don't see it if You do not like to think.
See it if You enjoy deep thought-provoking drama about the lives and trials of a poor American family.
Don't see it if You want to see something uplifting and happy, and do not enjoy dark deep drama.
See it if you like dramas about dysfunctional families or just want to catch a Pulitzer Prize winner you've never seen.
Don't see it if you prefer light-hearted shows -- this one is quite the opposite.
See it if you want to see a great production of a very archetypal Sam Shepard play.
Don't see it if you can't sit still for the two-hour running time or don't want to be made to think.
See it if Although some of the actors were not as good as I would have liked, most were wonderful. It was very intense, making one teary eyed.
Don't see it if If you don't like intense drama.
See it if to experience one of the most iconic american plays ever written. Harris is just terrific, but there are some weak cast members.
Don't see it if you want to avoid an intense family drama, or if you know you don't like Shepard: this is echt-Shepard. It is very funny - but very bitter.
See it if Sam Shepard at his best. A damn good play being given a strong production.
Don't see it if Can't think of a reason a theater lover would not want to see this production.
See it if you endured Bruce Willis in Misery - Ed Harris gives a master class here in how to act well when your character is mostly unable to move.
Don't see it if you lack patience...the pace is slow.
See it if you like Sam Shepard's work. And if you want to experience the great Ed Harris live on stage. It's uneven as a whole - but still worthwhile.
Don't see it if you don't like to think. Or if you don't want to go to dark places. It's a disturbing story - and it isn't always clear.
See it if You want to add to your Sam Shepard portfolio. Also, if you want to see a play that won the Pulitzer (albeit in 1979).
Don't see it if you like topical plays that still resonate today.
See it if You have never seen "Buried Child" before - it's not often revived, and it's a rare chance to see someone like Ed Harris take on the lead.
Don't see it if You have seen other productions. This one was clearly weak and juvenile.
See it if Watching a rural family in demise hunt for liquor and gather corn will remind you our collective linage is something we have to face.
Don't see it if You know Sheppard's mysterious plays aren't well served with flat realism. The cast is accomplished but Sam's wild sensibility is missing.