The actor will make his West End debut in the production, starring alongside fellow Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan.
Running at the Trafalgar Studios from the 14th November until the 18th February 2017, Scott Elliott directs The New Group’s the Off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play.
Buried Child will star Golden Globe winners Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, who will reprise their roles as Dodge and Halie, following a critically acclaimed run in New York earlier this year. Further casting has yet to be announced.
This production is the next New Group production to transfer to London, following the success of Jesse Eisenberg’s play The Spoils in the West End.
Having launched the career of Sam Shepard, Buried Child was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and an Obie Award in 1979 and went on to be nominated for five Tony Awards following its revival on Broadway in 1996.
Dodge (Harris) and Halie (Madigan) are barely hanging on to their farmland and their sanity while looking after their two wayward grown sons. When their grandson Vince arrives with his girlfriend, no one seems to recognize him, and confusion abounds. As Vince tries to make sense of the chaos, the rest of the family dances around a deep, dark secret. This wildly poetic and cuttingly funny take on the American family drama gleefully pulls apart the threadbare deluded visions of our families and our homes.
Ed Harris has appeared in a wide variety films including The Hours and A history of Violence. His previous stage credits include roles in Ronald Harwood’s Taking Sides, Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love (Obie), and Simpatico (Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Actor).
Meanwhile, Amy Madigan received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the feature film Twice In A Lifetime. Her previous stage credits include Broadway’s A Streetcar Name Desire, Mark Taper Forum’s A Lie of the Mind, Manhattan Theatre Club’s The Lucky Spot, Los Angeles Theatre Center’s Stevie Wants To Play The Blues, LA’s Prairie Avenue and Strasberg Theatre’s production of In The Boom Boom Room.
The production is directed by Scott Elliott, the founding Artistic Director of The New Group and he was most recently in the West End with The Spoils. Other previous productions include Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur, David’s Rabe’s Sticks and Bones with Bill Pullman and Holly Hunter and Thomas Bradshaw’s Burning.
Buried Child will run at the Trafalgar Studios from the 14th November until the 18th February 2017. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.