Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre presents Buried Child
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1977, Buried Child is an evocative and macabre look at one dysfunctional American Midwestern family. On a dilapidated farm somewhere in rural Illinois, corn has begun to grow where the fields have been fallow for years, and a young man returns home with his girlfriend - only to discover that no one seems to recognize him. As the family struggles against its own demons, and fights to keep the past in the past, a dark family secret threatens their very survival.
Equal parts dark comedy, family drama, and mysterious ceremony of renewal, Buried Child is the play that vaulted Sam Shepard into the first rank of American playwrights. Universally acclaimed as a work of extraordinary vision and force, the play won the first Pulitzer Prize ever awarded to a work premiering off-Broadway.