M&D Playhouse is pleased to present Dirt, the sixth production in their 2017 series of eleven plays about relationships. This drama, written by Bruce Gooch, explores the ravages of old age, painful estrangement among family members, and our lifelong connections to home and nature.
The play is best described by Rogue Machine Theater: “When an estranged son returns home and finds his father fighting to hold onto his mind, they are thrust into a struggle to control their land and the memories it holds. Dirt explores how we forge our identities through our connections to our home, to our past, and to each other.”
Here’s what reviewers elsewhere have said about Dirt:
“Dirt is an extremely interesting play; a fine work filled with poetic imagery, expressing the grandeur, beauty, and mystery of the circles of life and death, nature, and man’s place in the world. An estranged son returns home to aid his mentally declining father – a farmer fixated on his land, his need to work, and his identity inseparable from the regular changing seasons and nature’s inevitable flow around him. Dirt…offers a serious contemplation on each of us trudging toward our own end.” — Review from stagehappenings.com
“It’s a very primal play about growth and death, the cycles of land and building relationships.” — Review from dcnews.com
The M&D performance of Dirt is directed by Eric Jordan and will be presented June 22 – July 2, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM with matinees Sundays at 4:00 PM at Your Theatre, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.
Guests can enjoy food and beverages from the theater’s Culture Cafe during the performance. The Cafe opens 45 minutes prior to the performance with light snacks, coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer and liquors available.
To reserve seats, please visit our website at www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.