Fifth of July

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Fifth of July

by Lanford Wilson

Performance Dates

March 6-14, 2015


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 John-the 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.


The cast of Fifth of July
Character Actor
Kenneth Talley, Jr. Michael Adcock
Jed Jenkins Austin Olive
John Landis Eric Ventress
Gwen Landis Daryn Jackson
June Talley Beth Henderson
Shirley Carson McCain
Sally Friedman Meigie Mabry
Weston Hurley Joe Blankenship


The crew for Fifth of July
Position Crew Member
Director Lane Wright
Producer Heather Vaughn Alexander

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