McDANIEL COLLEGE THEATRE announces OPEN AUDITIONS for the October, 2014 production of Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD. The show will be directed by Tad Janes, Artistic Director of Maryland Ensemble Theatre.
AUDITIONS will be MONDAY, AUGUST 25 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on the WMC Alumni Hall Mainstage. Auditionees should be prepared to read from the script. Actors may appear in both this and the November production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.
With BURIED CHILD, the 1979 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Sam Shepard takes a macabre look at one American Midwestern household. In a squalid farm home, a family filled with suppressed violence and an unease born of deep-seated unhappiness keeps a dark secret. The dysfunctional family includes 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. Shepard’s volatile drama is alternately grizzly, recognizable and menacingly funny.
BURIED CHILD will be performed October 1 through October 4 at 7:30 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall. Questions? email email@example.com or call 240-409-6952.