ACT 1 is thrilled to invite you to Lanford Wilson's “Fifth of July", our third show of the 2014/2015 season. The scene is a sprawling farmhouse in rural Missouri, which is home to Ken, a legless Vietnam veteran, and his lover, Jed, a horticulturist. They are visited by Ken's sister, June, and her teenage daughter, and by Gwen and JohnÑthe former a hard-drinking, pill-popping heiress who aspires to be a rock star, the latter her wary-eyed husband and manager. All are old friends from college days, and former activists who agitated for what they hoped would be a better world. The action centers on Gwen's offer to buy the farm, which she plans to convert into a recording center, and on Ken's Aunt Sally, who has come to the family homestead to scatter the ashes of her late husband. Their talk, as the play progresses, is sharp and funny and, in the final essence, deeply revealing of lost hopes and dreams and of the bitterness that must be fought back if one is to perceive the good that life can offer. "Fifth of July" is directed by Lane Wright, and features Michael Adcock, Austin Olive, Daryn Jackson, Eric Ventress, Beth Henderson, Carson McCain, Meigie Mabry, and Joe Blankenship. Performances are at 7:30 for the March 6th-7th and 12th-14th evening performances, with a 2:30 matinee on March 8th. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased in advance thru Tickets Nashville at tickets.act1online.com.
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