Theater: Plays

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

Halie (Lead)

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Production Details

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

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Female, ages 20-64, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Halie: (Lead) a woman and mother, keeps herself apart from her family, maintains a pleasant façade most of the time, ignoring the harshness and nastiness around her and reliving or imagining a better past, dreaming of the past glories of her sons, she represents the old-time chauvinistic portrayal of women being part whore, part saint, a hypocrite, wearing a veneer of religion, yet having affairs, with the minister and at least one other man, particularly good at jabbing her family, as we see her bring both her sons to tears, kick Dodge, and tell him that he is “putrid and stinking” in all ways, has been crippled by the murder of her baby and the dreadful secret.