The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Merrimack College presents
October 17 - October 19, 2013
By Sam Shepard
Directed by Kathleen Sills
Successful screenwriter Austin and petty thief Lee are estranged brothers from different worlds. When they reunite in their mom’s California kitchen, where Austin is working out a screenplay deal, Lee comes up with his own big idea and steals much more than just the neighbors’ TV. Challenges are issued, drinks are downed, and in the end Austin and Lee find that they might not be such opposites after all. This dynamic, darkly funny play by Pulitzer prize-winning American playwright Sam Shepard is a tale of sibling rivalry, brotherly love, and stolen toasters.
“Surely Shepard’s masterwork…it tells us a truth, as glimpsed by a 37-year old genius.” N.Y. Post