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The Subtle Art of Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard is known for plays like True West, Buried Child, and Fool for Love, in which impassioned but conflicted characters collide in scenes of raw confrontation. At the same time, a play like True West is downright Chekhovian in the way it reveals the subtleties of human relationships, while simultaneously demonstrating the inability of people to communicate with each other. As in Anton Chekhov’s plays, Shepard’s plays expose the stark essence of their characters while also revealing their lack of self-understanding.

St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas, the one-man play by Conor McPherson, directed by Scott Behrend, currently starring Vincent O’Neill at Road Less Traveled Theatre, is without doubt the finest theatrical production I have ever seen. My life was changed by this experience, and I was delighted to invite the entire Road Less Traveled company back to my country home for a candlelight garden party on the night of the opening. We had such an enthrallingly fun time, that I doubt any of them remembers a thing…

The Big Knife

Road Less Traveled presented one of the most high-profile fundraising events our local theater has seen for a long time last week when they presented Alec Baldwin and a local cast in a reading of Clifford Odets’ tale of greed and intrigue in old Hollywood, The Big Knife.

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