A bizarre and explosive family reunion takes place unexpectedly when a prodigal grandson returns to his estranged family's Illinois farm. At first recognized by neither his grandparents nor his own father, he soon realizes this homecoming has unearthed an unwanted family inheritance, rather than the idealized midwestern roots he hoped to find.

Watch & Listen

  1. Buried Child

    Buried Child

Cast & Artists

The Artists

  • Author: Sam Shepard
  • Directed by: ensemble member Gary Sinise
  • Scenic Design: Robert Brill
  • Costume Design: Allison Reeds
  • Lighting Design: Kevin Rigdon
  • Sound Design: Rob Milburn
  • Stage Manager: Laura Koch

The Cast

  • Leo Burmester
  • James Gammon
  • Ethan Hawke
  • Ted Levine
  • Jim Mohr
  • Kellie Overbey

Featured Ensemble Members

Running Time

Content Advisory

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