The InPlayers Presents


by Sam Shepard

1-3 March 8.00pm
4 March 3.00pm

 Performed at het Polanentheater, Polanenstraat 174, Amsterdam



About the play

Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child is a powerful and brilliant dark comedy that probes deep into the disintegration of the American Dream. This play is set in an old farm house, somewhere in Illinois. There is Dodge, an cranky, sarcastic alcoholic on his death bed, and his chatty, oblivious wife Halie. As Dodge’s health devolves, the prodigal sons return: Tilden, who has come back into town after having run into some trouble in New Mexico, and Bradley, who seems to live nearby and only has one leg, having lost his other one in a chainsaw accident. Their lives are a whirlwind of chaos and confusion. 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.

"Shepard is one of the most prolific of our playwrights, and, for that matter, certainly one of the most brilliant." —NY Post.
"Mr. Shepard is an uncommon playwright and uncommonly gifted…" —NY Times.
"…wildly poetic, full of stage images and utterances replete with insidious suggestiveness…" —NY Magazine.


Dodge – Ken Kitchens
Halie – Christine Blakeley
Tilden – Freek Wouters
Bradley – Hugh Mackay
Vince – Bobby Makariev
Shelly – Chanani Campbell
Father Dewis – Mike Williams


DIRECTOR Rocky Hopson


Photos courtesy of Arjen Veldt Photography