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 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.
See it if Ed Harris gives an amazing performance. All but one actor was outstanding. Why a stage debut for one in professional show? Bad casting
Don't see it if You are not familiar with Sam Shepard and his style of writing.
See it if you're a Sam Shepard, Ed Harris or Amy Madigan fan and/or like quirky plays where you have to connect a lot of dots.
Don't see it if you like light entertainment or want a good night's sleep after watching the end of the play.
See it if You are a fan of Sam Shepard Plays. Some good moments very good performances but I play does not progress and some things left uexplained.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy place with quirky Offbeat characters
See it if you're a fan of shows that really make you think. The show puts the weight on the audience--you have to figure it out yourself
Don't see it if you need a show that clearly tells you what's happening
See it if you love Ed Harris. He is amazing. This is not one of Shepard's better plays. The play is self-indulgent and the direction is uneven.
Don't see it if you are sleepy. If you are...the constant rain soundscape will put you under.
See it if You want to see a typical Shepherd play, albeit lacking in menace or a terrific Ed Harris performance.
Don't see it if Shepherd is not your cup of bullion or you want your family dramas neatly tied up and relatable.
See it if You want to see a terrifically acted and staged presentation of an American classic. Sheppard is a true original. Amy Madigan is electric.
Don't see it if You only like light entertainment. This is funny, dramatic and thought provoking.
See it if you love plays with an ensemble cast that melds well. Each of these actors carries their own weight and plays off each other intensely.
Don't see it if you're looking for a light, fluffy play. Serious subject matter with moments of dark humor. Shocker at the end.
See it if you are a fan of classic "American Theatre" and want to see some strong acting. Ed Harris was in his character 30 minutes before the show.
Don't see it if dysfunctional family disturb you. And I left with so much confusion because of the lack of explanation for the character development.
See it if You admire Shepherd's absurdist side. This one of his more accessable plays, at times appallingly funny.Maybe not as shocking as it was once
Don't see it if Albee's dead or missing children have exhausted this particular trope for you. If you don't admire Ed Harris's prodigious talent
See it if You want to see a truly fantastic production of a one of our darker classic American plays. It's a swift, exciting 90 minute ride. Worth it.
Don't see it if You're looking for a light comedy or anything that will breeze over you. This one's a thinker.
See it if you want to see a great collaboration between a talented set of actors and creative team.
Don't see it if you cringe at uncomfortable moments and want something more fast-paced.
See it if Looking for a tremendous cast led by Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. Sam Shepard's brilliant portrayal of a family lost in tragedy.
Don't see it if Looking for a fluffy, comical piece. Although witty with humor dispersed throughout, it is a tragedy after all.
See it if You want to see Ed Harris act the hell out of a role! Props to Madigan, Sparks, and Pine as well. A well-deserved Pulitzer to Mr. Shepard!
Don't see it if What were they thinking with casting the two younger actors. They are way out of their depth amongst the people mentioned above.
See it if you love Ed Harris...he is superb. Also, if you are sometimes underwelmed by overly clever set design. Great old fashioned set that serves
Don't see it if sitting for almost 2 hrs without an intermission is painful
See it if If you like dramas with great story telling and keep you on the edge of your seat tension.
Don't see it if If you like musicals and light hearted shows.