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POSTPONED - Buried Child: A Play by Sam Shepard at Center for the Arts


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Center for the Arts of Homer
72 South Main Street
Homer, NY 13077

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Following the Guidelines set forth by the New York State Health Department, and the NYS Governor’s Office, the Center for the Arts of Homer will postpone all public gatherings through April 1st, 2020.

We are working diligently with agencies, artists, and program coordinators to effectively reschedule performance dates. If you have already purchased tickets to the following events, you may hold onto your tickets, and they will be honored at the rescheduled dates. We will be updating our patrons and supporters of any further changes as we continue to discover our path forward.

Please have patience with us, and give us until Tuesday, March 17 to contact us with questions or concerns, as we sift through these changes and make adjustments to contracts and event dates.

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Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Award Winning Play Directed by Sam Herwood

The setting is a squalid farm home occupied by a family filled with suppressed violence and an unease born of deep-seated unhappiness. The characters are a ranting alcoholic grandfather; a sanctimonious grandmother who goes on drinking bouts with the local minister; and their sons, Tilden, an All-American footballer now a hulking semi-idiot; and Bradley, who has lost one leg to a chain saw. Into their midst comes Vince, a grandson none of them recognizes or remembers, and his girlfriend, Shelly, who cannot comprehend the madness to which she is suddenly introduced. The family harbors a dark secret—years earlier the grandfather, Dodge, had buried an unwanted newborn baby in an undisclosed spot, creating a cloud of guilt which is dispelled only when Tilden unearths the child’s mummified remains and carries it upstairs to his mother. His act purges the family, at last, of its infamy and suggests the perhaps slim possibility of a new beginning under Vince, whose estrangement from the others has spared him the taint of their sin.

POSTPONED - Buried Child: A Play by Sam Shepard at Center for the Arts

72 South Main Street
Homer, NY 13077

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