When you’re alone like this – just sitting here – just the two of you – you can start to make stuff up.’
Two brothers, Earl and Ray, travel to Bernalillo New Mexico upon the mysterious death of their estranged father, Henry. Over a bottle of bourbon and a box of old photographs, they try to reconcile their very different childhood memories. Earl’s version of Henry’s death doesn’t add up; so Ray determines to find the truth. As Ray plays detective we encounter Henry’s bizarre collection of friends as the story of his last days is uncovered. Family tensions are blown apart as Ray discovers more than he’d bargained for…
First written in 2000 by actor, director and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard and performed only once in London this play about a family and home is “classic Shepard country that is at once familiar and heartbreakingly new” The San Francisco Chronicle
Joseph Arkley‘s theatre credits include The Rehearsal (Chichester Festival Theatre), The White Devil, The Witch of Edmonton, Romeo and Juliet, The Grain Store, Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale (RSC), We Are Proud to Present (Bush), Home, Jungle of the Cities (Arcola Theatre), Titus (Edinburgh Festival), Brilliant Adventures (Royal Exchange), Black Battles with Dogs (Southwark Playhouse), Mojo, Little Eagles (RSC at Hampstead Theatre), I Caught a Crab in Walberswick (High Tide Festival), Cotton Wool (Theatre503) and The Glass Menagerie (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh).
Harry Ditson’s theatre credits include Everything Else Happened (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh), Porgy and Bess (Savoy), The Nerd (Aldwych), True West (Tron), Once in a Lifetime and Piaf (Piccadilly), Annie (Victoria Palace), Spine Chiller (Duke of York’s), Little Malcolm and The Rivals (Birmingham), Catch 22 and Merchant of Venice (Leeds Playhouse). Television credits include Mo; Gracie!, Archangel, The Bone Trade, Cold Lazarus, Cold Comfort Farm, Jeeves and Wooster, Hostages, Inspector Morse, Don’t Leave Me This Way and Executive Stress. Film credits include The Woman in Gold, Forgotten Man, De-Lovely, It’s All About Love, The Tailor of Panama, The Legend of the Pianist on Water, Shooting Fish and Back in the U.S.S.R.
Joe Evans’ theatre credits include 3 Winters (National Theatre), Mao Tse-Tung was Somebody’s Child Too, You Know (Nuffield Theatre), Final Whistle (Old Red Lion), Love on the Dole (Finborough), Chicken Dust (Leicester Curve), Game (Arcola), Dirty Dancing (National Tour) and Les Miserables (West End).
Chris Jared trained at Guildhall. Theatre credits include Praxis Makes Perfect and Coriolanus (National Theatre Wales), First Encounter, The Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It and Hamlet (RSC), A Letter from Shakespeare (Wales Theatre Company), Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Three Sisters (Manchester Royal Exchange). Film and television credits include Limbo, Robin Hood and Agatha Raisin.
Jack Sandle trained at LAMDA. Theatre credits include War Horse (New London Theatre), The Astronaut’s Chair (Theatre Royal Plymouth), The Conquering Hero, The Company Man, Summer Again, The Marrying of Ann Leete and Adam Bede (Orange Tree), Macbeth (Bolton Octagon), Twelfth Night (Ludlow Festival), Romeo and Juliet (Exeter Northcott and Ludlow Festival), Far from The Madding Crowd (English Touring Theatre), Pains of Youth (Belgrade Coventry), Daughter-in-law (Watford), Hayfever (York Theatre Royal) and Two Noble Kinsmen (Bristol New Vic). Television credits include Beowulf, House of Anubis, Spooks, The Tudors, Merlin, Doctors, Eastenders, The Royal, Emmerdale, Wire in the Blood, Indigo & Jake, My Hero and The Birthday.
Carolina Valdés’ theatre credits include The Secret Agent (Young Vic), Gallup Memo (London Sinfonietta), Hamlet and The Thirteen Midnight Challenges of Angelus Diablo (Royal Shakespeare Company), Julius Caesar (Donmar) and Casanova (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith). Film and television credits include A Little Chaos, At the Threshold and Call the Midwife.