Buried Child WKNO interview by New Moon Theatre published on 2017-10-23T18:09:18Z Kacky Walton interviews Gene Elliott and Mersadies Burch for New Moon's Buried Child. Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child takes place in an old farm house, somewhere in Illinois. We are introduced to Dodge, a cranky, sarcastic alcoholic on his deathbed, and his chatty, oblivious wife Halie, who has an unusually close relationship with the local minister. As Dodge’s health devolves, the prodigal grandson returns. Vince, comes home, after six years’ absence, with his girlfriend Shelly in tow. As old secrets from the past rise to the surface, we see newcomer Shelly try to fit the pieces together. As the family tries desperately to keep the past in the past and stay afloat, the darkest of secrets begin to come to light. Alternately funny and darkly macabre, Buried Child weaves a twisted family drama of epic proportions.