For the first time, the multi-award-winning international star Ed Harris will appear on the West End stage in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Buried Child.
Dodge (Harris) and Halie (Madigan) are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons. When their grandson Vince arrives with his girlfriend, no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds. As Vince tries to make sense of the chaos, the rest of the family dances around a deep, dark secret. This wildly poetic and cuttingly funny take on the American family drama gleefully pulls apart the threadbare deluded visions of our families and our homes.
Set in 1979 rural America as it reels from a recession and political unrest, the similarities between then and now are compelling in the run up to the American Presidential Election. Casting a brutal light on disenfranchised Americans, Buried Child is a dark, macabre and painfully funny family drama that is as relevant now as it was during its first run almost 40 years ago.
Ed Harris is a five-time Oscar Nominee and Golden Globe winner. A giant of the America film industry and recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Harris’s film credits include; Apollo 13, The Rock, The Truman Show, The Hours and Pollock. He also won a Golden Globe Award for playing Senator John McCain in Game Change. This autumn, Harris will star in the premiere of HBO’s sci-fi drama Westworld. Joining Harris is Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominated Amy Madigan.
One of greatest and most significant American playwrights of his generation, Sam Shepard has penned over forty-five plays including; A Lie Of The Mind (New York Drama Critics Circle Award), True West and Fool For Love.
From the creative team that brought you the smash-hit sold-out run of the Broadway transfer of The Spoils starring Jesse Eisenberg.
Trafalgar Studio One
14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Booking from 14th November 2016 to 18th February 2017
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm