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 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 don't mind watching a talented and stellar cast reduced in a monotone, static, poor theatre production.
Don't see it if You enjoy great theatre productions.