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.
"…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…" —NY Times. "…theater event of the year…journey through classic Shepard country that is at once familiar and heartbreakingly new." —San Francisco Chronicle. "…a rich, intriguing play…it's amazingly self-referential, containing echoes of everything from La Turista to True West." —San Francisco Bay Guardian.
"[THE LATE HENRY MOSS] has rich moments…Shepard finds gold." —LA Times.