ONE NIGHT ONLY, August 23 at 7:30 PM

Announcing The Folio’s production of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child”.

This performance will be brought to you for ONE NIGHT ONLY, August 23, in a raw reader’s format. No bells, no whistles, just the words of the playwright brought to life with the actor’s voices.  Suggested donation $5.

Set in the 1970’s during the economic recession, Buried Child takes place in middle America, a dismal and barren farm following a family filled with suppressed violence and unease born of deep-seated unhappiness. The characters are a ranting, alcoholic grandfather, his sanctimonious wife who goes on drinking bouts with the local minister and their sons, Tilden and Bradley. Into their midst comes Vince, a grandson nobody recognizes or remembers, much to his madness, and his girlfriend Shelly, who cannot comprehend the nightmare to which she is suddenly introduced. Soon it is revealed that the family is harboring a dark secret.

Buried Child realizes the death of the American Dream, but what it unearths will leave you mortified.


References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot
September 6-22, 2019

By José Rivera
Directed by Juan Mas
Rivera’s surrealist elegy of love, lust and rediscovery will lead you into the desert of Barstow California. Following the Persian Gulf War, Gabriela, a beautiful young woman, awaits the return of her husband, Benito; who has been forever changed by the war and its aftermath. Imagined through the mating rituals of a cat and a coyote, Gabriela delivers Benito an ultimatum.

Show times are 7:30 Friday and Saturday, 2:00 Sunday.
Online ticket sales close 2 1/2 hours before show time (tickets may still be available at the door).
Walk up tickets are available one hour before show time (some discounts may be available).
Sorry, late arrivals cannot be seated.


Stage Left presents live theater that makes you think. Our productions touch on Social, Historical, Political, Ethical or Religious topics.  We want you, the audience, not only to enjoy great theater that you wouldn’t see somewhere else, but to experience the show as either a mirror or a window. Maybe you’ll see yourself in one of the characters and have a mirror to your own life, or maybe you will see the experiences of someone you know and peek through their window. No matter what, our hope is that you come away with insight to a different perspective and create some conversation!