Theater: Plays

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

Tilden (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 18-45, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Tilden: (Lead) an idiot-savant, has had a complex relationship with both his mother and father, possibly a sports star, and the pride of his parents, he's now burned out., husk of a man…almost a child, got himself into trouble in New Mexico, was banned from the state, and has come home, where he is safe, but restless, drawn to the back yard where the body of his son is buried, apparently had an incestuous affair with his mother, tries to care for his father now, likes to drive through open spaces because he can find himself then, brings into the house the fruitfulness of the earth and, at the end of the play, the dead of the earth.