Monday, March 20, 2006

WC Drama Department Presents Sam Shepard's Buried Child Onstage, March 31 and April 1

Chestertown, MD, March 20, 2006 — Washington College's Drama Department presents Buried Child, a senior thesis directed by Harry Wright and written by Sam Shepard, March 31 and April 1 at 8 p.m. in the College's Tawes Theatre. No reservations are required and the public is invited to attend. For show information, call 410-778-7835 or e-mail

Shepard's Pulitzer Prize winning Buried Child delves into the dark secrets of a midwestern family and questions the very meaning of America's loss of innocence in a fashion reminiscent of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. When Vince, played by Chas LiBretto, arrives unannounced at his grandparent's farmhouse after six years of separation, he becomes engaged in the macabre affairs of the past. In the final act of the play, Vince and his girlfriend, Shelly, portrayed by Dorothy Johnson, learn the family's shocking and terrible secret.

"The play has a poignant and specific voice towards how we perceive our past, identity, and our own interactions, " comments director Wright. "Whether it is a message of warning or a reflection of how things were is up to the audiences' discretion. "

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