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Sam Shepard's

Buried Child

October 13 - November 23

Buried Child

By Sam Shepard

Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott

Set in America’s heartland, Sam Shepard’s powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play details, with shocking hilarity, the disintegration of the American Dream. When 22-year-old Vince unexpectedly shows up at the family farm with his girlfriend Shelley, no one recognizes him. So begins the unraveling of dark secrets. A surprisingly funny look at disillusionment and morality, Shepard’s masterpiece is the family reunion no one anticipated.

artists + cast

The Artists

  • Director: Julia Rodriguez-Elliott§
  • Scenic Design: TBD
  • Costume Design: TBD
  • Lighting Design: TBD
  • Sound Design: TBD
  • Stage Manager: TBD
  • Assistant Stage Manager: TBD
  • Wig/Make-Up Design: TBD
  • Props Master: TBD
  • Deck Crew: TBD
  • Light Board Operator: TBD


  • Dodge: TBD
  • Hallie: TBD
  • Tilden: TBD
  • Bradley: TBD
  • Vince: TBD
  • Shelly: TBD
  • Father Dewis: TBD
* ANW Resident Artist

§ The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
† Designer is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829 of the IATSE
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage
Managers in the United States.
ANW Resident Artist

Header photo by Craig Schwartz. Pictured: Matthew Gottlieb.

The Steppenwolf production of this version of Buried Child was first presented on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City on April 30, 1996, by Frederick Zollo, Nicholas Paleologos, Jane Harmon, Nina Keneally, Gary Sinise, Edwin Schloss, and Liz Oliver.

First presented in New York City at the Theater for the New City, in 1978.

BURIED CHILD is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.