Buried Child

Start: I was gonna run and keep right on

Vince

Buried Child

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Basics

Character
Gender
Age Range
Style
Scene
Act III, Scene 1
Time & Place
Old Farm House, Illinois, Present Day
Length
Time Period
Show Type
NOTE

For the second clip, begin viewing at 4:30.


Monologue Context

Vince has recently been interested in reconnecting with his family who he hasn’t seen in six years.

Monologue Text

Start: I was gonna run and keep right on running. Clear to the Iowa border. I drove all night with the windows open.

[... ...]

End: Everything dissolved. Just like that. And that two bucks kept right on flapping on the seat beside me.

For full monologue, see:
Shepard, Sam. Buried Child Revised Edition, Dramatists Play Service Inc. Acting Edition, 1996.



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