Buried Child

January 26–February  2, 2023


Yearning for the comfort of his idealized Midwestern roots, 22-year-old Vince returns to the family homestead with his girlfriend to find no one recognizes him. That is when the unraveling of dark family secrets begins. Sam Shepard’s powerful and shockingly comedic Pulitzer Prize-winning play probes deeply into the disintegration of the American Dream.

Performance Dates & Times

Thursday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 28, at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m.

We’ve gone digital!
In alignment with the University’s commitment to sustainability and to do our part in limiting the potential spread of COVID-19, the programs for all of our productions will be available online. Audience members will be able to scan a QR code in the theatre, or visit dramaticarts.usc.edu/on-stage to view or print the program. A limited number of printed programs will be available upon request.


Please check back for ticket on-sale information.

Once tickets are on sale, students may purchase discounted student tickets online through their USC Ticket Office student accounts or in person at the USC Ticket Office on the University Park Campus.


Please check back for information regarding on-campus parking for SDA productions.

Additional Information

By Sam Shepard
Directed by David Warshofsky