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

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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