FIFTH OF JULY
by Lanford Wilson
directed by Edward Morgan
JUNE 11TH through JULY 10TH, 2011
$10 preview Friday, June 10th
Special $10 performance on Sunday, July 3rd
Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8:30 PM
Sunday at 3:30 PM
The West Stage at the Raven Theatre Complex,
6157 N. Clark Street
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Featuring: Josh Atkins, Stephen Dunn, Billy Fenderson,
Gynis Gilio, Roy Gonzalez, Whitney Hayes, Erin Myers and Joanna Riopelle
SAC-RI-FICE (noun): something given up or lost.
Summer,1977. Ken is a legless Vietnam vet hiding from life at the large country farm he shares with his lover. The couple is hosting a variety of loved ones for the holiday weekend, including Ken's spacey aunt, tart-tongued sister, sassy teenage niece, and oldest childhood friend. As the play progresses, Ken and his guests trade hilarious anecdotes and bitter recriminations about the past, all while struggling to make peace with the irrevocable choices each have made.
Lanford Wilson was one of the most successful American playwrights of the latter half of the twentieth century. Honors include winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1980 and being elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2001. Some of his most famous plays include Balm in Gilead, Hot L Baltimore, Burn This and "The Talley Trilogy" (Fifth of July, Talley's Folley and Talley & Son).