A Comedy (with toast)
By Sam Shepard
March 16 – April 9
Directed by Robert Boles
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30
Sundays at 2:00
Pay-what-you-can preview March 15
Age Recommendation: 13 and up
Estranged brothers claw for their piece of the American Dream in Sam Shepard’s deeply personal iconic play. In their Mother’s house, amidst the surreal terrain of the California desert, screenwriter and family man Austin is confronted by brother Lee whose reckless nature threatens to obliterate everything he has been working towards. Envy fuels a wild and side splitting attempt to escape into each other’s lives.
“It’s clear, funny, naturalistic. It’s also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic. If that sounds contradictory, you’re on to one aspect of Shepard’s winning genius; the ability to make you think you’re watching one thing while at the same time he’s presenting another.” – San Francisco Chronicle
Sam Shepard ranks as one of America’s most celebrated dramatists. He has written nearly 50 plays and has seen his work produced across the nation, in venues ranging from Greenwich Village coffee shops to regional professional and community theatres, from college campuses to commercial Broadway houses. Outside of his stage work, he has achieved fame as an actor, writer, and director in the film industry. With a career that now spans nearly 40 years, Sam Shepard has gained the critical regard, media attention, and iconic status enjoyed by only a rare few in American theatre. Throughout his career Shepard has amassed numerous grants, prizes, fellowships, and awards, including the Cannes Palme d’Or and the Pulitzer Prize.