The Late Henry Moss

The Late Henry Moss

by Sam Shepard
     
 

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Two antagonistic brothers, Ray and Earl, are brought together after their father, Henry Moss, is found dead in his seedy New Mexico home. Henry was a harassing, arrogant drunk, and his sons have inherited his worst qualities. Ray is determined to uncover the mysterious circumstances of Henry's death. In three acts, the story of the father's last days unfolds in

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Two antagonistic brothers, Ray and Earl, are brought together after their father, Henry Moss, is found dead in his seedy New Mexico home. Henry was a harassing, arrogant drunk, and his sons have inherited his worst qualities. Ray is determined to uncover the mysterious circumstances of Henry's death. In three acts, the story of the father's last days unfolds in flashbacks.

Editorial Reviews

L.A. Times
[THE LATE HENRY MOSS] has rich moments...Shepard finds gold.
NY Times
...sparks of theatrical magic light up the dim landscape of THE LATE HENRY MOSS...[Shepard's] singular gift has been for building mysteries out of the ordinary ingredients of American family life...
San Francisco Bay Guardian
...a rich, intriguing play...it's amazingly self-referential, containing echoes of everything ...
San Francisco Chronicle
...theater event of the year...journey through classic Shepard country that is at once familiar and heartbreakingly new.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822218586
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
73
Sales rank:
895,887

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