The American Dream
April 5th – April 26th
Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm
Written by Edward Albee
Directed by Philip Brickey
Mommy and Daddy sit in a barren living room making small talk. Mommy, the domineering wife, is grappling with the thought of putting Grandma in a nursing home. Daddy, the long-suffering husband, could not care less. Grandma appears, lugging boxes of belongings, which she stacks by the door. Mommy and Daddy can't imagine what's in those boxes, but Grandma is well aware. Mrs. Barker, the chairman of the women's club, arrives, not knowing why she is there. A young Man enters. He's muscular, well-spoken and the answer to Mommy and Daddy's prayers: The American Dream.
“The American Dream is an examination of the American Scene, an attack on the substitution of artificial for real values in our society, a condemnation of complacency, cruelty, emasculation, and vacuity; it is a stand against the fiction that everything in this slipping land of ours is peachy-keen.“ Edward Albee
"What counts is the fact that it is grandly funny." —NY World-Telegram & Sun.
"The small change of ordinary conversation is turned on its head with a cynical innocence that makes for laughter, both ironic and offbeat." —NY Times
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