Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson is Directed by Maura Hanlon. On July 4th, 1977, friends reunite to celebrate Independence Day in Lebanon, Missouri. Born in the 1960's of a youthful change-the-world idealism and sustained over the years by intimacies of love, marriage, and common experience, the friendship has become an odd, untraditional family. This screamingly funny and deeply moving play is a raucous exploration of how to move on in the world that isn't the Eden you thought you were creating. Amazing characters, brilliant dialogue---Lanford Wilson at his best.