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The late Henry Moss

July 07, 2002|by KATE COLEMAN

"Who really owns the past?" is the question posed by Sam Shepard's "The Late Henry Moss."

The play - explosive, violent, dramatic - explores the devastation of the American family.

Director Ed Herendeen says he has a vision of the play set almost in a bunker: Two brothers confront each other, their past and the death of their father in a work that examines the double nature of connection and disappearance.

Eleven of Shepard's plays have won Obie awards, and his play "Buried Child" was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1979. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1986, he received the Academy's Gold Medal for Drama in 1992 and he was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1994.

Herendeen calls Shepard America's most important living playwright.

"You don't pass up an opportunity to do a work by Sam Shepard," he says.




All performances take place at Frank Center Stage

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Wednesday, July 10 - 8 p.m. A pay-what-you-can preview.

Friday, July 12 - 8 p.m. Opening night

Saturday, July 13 - 2 p.m.

Sunday, July 14 - 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 18 - 8 p.m. Followed by a post-show discussion.

Saturday, July 20 - 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 21 - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, July 24 - 8 p.m.

Friday, July 26 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 27 - 2 p.m.

Sunday, July 28 - 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 1 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 3 - 8 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 4 - 2 p.m.

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