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Production: 'Buried Child' (See all 7 roles)

Dodge (Lead)

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Production Details

City College's Summer Theater Program is casting Sam Shepard's "Buried Child."

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Male, ages 50-70, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Dodge: (Lead) patriarch who the story centers around, a sick grandfather, annoyed by his watchful and nagging wife, sometimes concerned for Tilden and protective of him, sneaking his whisky and cigarettes, remembering his joy of baseball; sometimes he dissociates from his present and his past, and is full of caustic bitterness, has a divisive relationship with his wife, and he denies his son, Bradley, whom he fears, admires Shelly’s life force at the same time as he makes fun of her for being a “hoper” like his wife, deliberately dissociates himself from his family, and all affection, saying, “you think just because people propagate they have to love their offspring?” seems to be a stereotype but has committed a mortal sin and has kept it secret for many years; it has poisoned him and his entire family, he passes on his possessions and values to his grandson Vince and, in so doing, his past becomes Vince’s present.