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Buried Child is the Pulitzer Prize winning success of counter-culture playwright Sam Shephard. Centered on a Midwestern family in the United States, it is a macabre examination of the dark secret behind this family's present lives based on an act of incest. The play traces the family's deterioration following the great travesty that resulted from the violation of incest. One turns to an impotent lifestyle of self absorption, another to fanatical religious fervor, a third to insanity and imprisonment. The play ends with the apparent absolution of the curse upon them and forgiveness in the form of the return of an estranged son and his girlfriend.

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Act I


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