The current New Group production of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Buried Child celebrated its official opening night yesterday. The newly extended run is scheduled through April 3 at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
Directed by Scott Elliott, the production features Oscar and Tony Award nominee Ed Harris (Pollock) as Dodge, Golden Globe Award winner and Harris' wife, Amy Madigan (Field of Dreams), as Halie, Rich Sommer (Mad Men) as Bradley, Paul Sparks (House of Cards) as Tilden, Nat Wolff (Paper Towns) as Vince, Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) as Shelly, and Larry Pine (Casa Valentina) as Father Dewis.
Buried Child returns to the city 20 years after its last major New York production. The plot is described as follows: "Dodge and Halie are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons Tilden and Bradley. When their grandson Vince arrives with his girlfriend Shelly, 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 wildly poetic and cuttingly funny take on the American family drama gleefully pulls apart the threadbare deluded visions of our families and our homes."
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