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It's a curious homecoming for Vince, the son nobody seems to remember. Violence is never far from the surface as his unexpected return uncovers a deep, dark secret that triggers catastrophe in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Hale Appleman as Vince; Tom Bower as Dodge; John Getz as Father Dewis; Amy Madigan as Halie; Robert Parsons as Tilden; Jeff Perry as Bradley; and Madeline Zima as Shelly. Directed by Peter Levin. Recorded before a live audience at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in December, 2011.

©2012 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2012 L.A. Theatre Works

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Dark, absorbing

This dark family drama of mostly miserable Midwestern characters kept me pulled in and works as a swiftly paced, well acted and entertaining radio performance. However I don't agree that it is Pulitzer Prize worthy. I really don't see that at all.

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Performance didn't translate to audio

I had trouble following stage directions and in general the plot with this recording. First time listener beware... Not the best route to enjoying Buried Child