Campus Community Players continue three-part series Jan. 13
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Explore the ties that bind, or perhaps unravel, throughout Sam Shepherd’s trio of plays.
The series began on Jan. 6, with “Curse of the Starving Class,” which followed the run-down Tate family, reckoning with alcoholism and the dilapidation of their farm. “Buried Child,” on Jan. 13, is about a broken family confronting a dark incident in their past. It won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and launched Shepard to national fame as a playwright. The series concludes on Jan. 20 with Shepard’s most famous work – “True West,” which centers on rival siblings trying to write a screenplay together, while reckoning with the authenticity of America’s past versus the Hollywood versions of it.
The readings are presented at 1 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in the Laird Fine Arts Building on the UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield campus.