Buried Child

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Dane Eissler

A family uncovering their long buried secrets was brought to new life by landing them in a "Sunset Town."

How far will a family go to keep their secrets buried? "Buried Child", the 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is a powerful and haunting portrayal of the crumbling myth of the American family. Vince returns home to his family's farm, where his father festers over old wounds as Grandpa drinks himself to avoid Grandma. Strangely, no one recognizes Vince. Hardly the homecoming he expected, a history of hurt and betrayal emerges as the family's darkest secrets are unearthed from the barren corn field.

Featuring: Damien J. Wallace, Cathy Simpson, Walter DeShields, Carlo Campbell, Mark Christie, Merci Lyons-Cox, and Davey Strattan White.

Direction: Dane Eissler
Scenic Design: Colin McIlvaine
Costume Design: Jamie Grace-Duff
Lighting Design: Molly Jo
Sound Design: Chris Sannino
Props Design: Matt Basen and Dane Eissler
Stage Management: Elizabeth Meisenzahl
Production Management: Dane Eissler
Technical Direction: Flannel and Hammer
Master Electrics: Shawn Collins
Assistant Direction: Mike Grubb
Assistant Stage Management: Glynnis Nadel
Production Photos: Kylie Westerbeck

"Director Dane Eissler understands that what makes Buried Child worthy of its Pulitzer is Sam Shepard's uncanny intertwining of humor and horror. [...] Eissler's recent production at the EgoPo Classic Theater embraced the macabre humor of Buried Child with gusto for a grotesque and powerful interpretation.” -Talkin' Broadway

"As the scenarios get more absurd, Eissler and a strong ensemble cast deliver Shepard’s electrifying dialogue cycles that resonate more than ever 40 years later.” -Culture Vulture