Carriage House Theatre to offer 'Buried Child' and illusionist's show
First, Sam Shepard's classic drama, "Buried Child," winner of the 1979 Pulitzer Prize, plays Thursday-Saturday, July 5-7 and 12-14, at 8 p.m., with one Sunday matinee on July 8 at 2 p.m.
"Child"'s 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, which needs must, ultimately, be forced into the light. With Joseph Eadie, Diana Armistead, Justin Cohen, Zach Damon, Nathan Corliss, Taylor Oosting, and Mark Bernstein.
$10 is the suggested donation for all regular performances. Since CHT doesn't sell tickets, it also does not take reservations. The house opens 15 minutes prior to the beginning of every show, and seats are first come, first served. If you are travelling from a significant distance for one performance or otherwise need special accommodations to insure that you will be able to see the show, please contact CHT at CHTheatreA2@gmail.com; also, check out our website, carriagehousetheatre.weebly.com for more information about us and our summer season!
Also, from Quito, Ecuador, illusionist "Edmond" will be performing at CHT on Monday-Tuesday, July 9-10, at 7:30 p.m. Internationally known as "Edmond", he performs in Latin America, Europe, and the United States using "old school" techniques to dazzle audiences. Best known for his slight-of-hand using cigarettes, he has practiced his craft for over 40 years and continues to incorporate new material into his shows. His show is intended for adult audiences, but children are welcome, and an interpreter will be present for both shows. No reservations required, and admission is free, though donations are encouraged.