Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
Academy Award Winner Chris Cooper will star in a Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presentation of Sam Shepard's Buried Child. Jim True-Frost will direct the performance, which will be presented free-of-charge at the Wimberly Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts on Monday, February 21 at 7pm.

Focused on a dysfunctional family headed by patriarch Dodge (Cooper) and matriarch Halie, the play probes deep into the disintegration of the American Dream. The cast will also include include Kelby T. Akin as Tilden, Jared Craig as Vince, Marianne Leone as Halie, and Tom O'Keefe as Bradley.

Cooper won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for Adaptation. He was recently seen in Julie Taymor's film adaptation of The Tempest. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work in the HBO film My House In Umbria. Among his theater credits is the 1980 Broadway production of Of the Fields, Lately.

There will be a Wine and Cheese reception with the cast and director immediately following the reading. Tickets for the reception are $20.

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