Full Length Play
Time Period - Present Day
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget
A day in the life of Ted and Sparky Snyder dramatizes what happens to an American couple that strives for the good life but finds only failure amid the rat race. Ted comes home after making the biggest sale of his life to find his children screaming obscenities and his wife contemplating suicide.
"Not since Death of a Salesman has the despair of middle age been dramatized with such absorbing intensity. Through two acts of searing exposure, with lots of little jokes along the way to ease the bitterness, Jay Broad works for an archetypical history of the canker that may curdle any family's American Dream." - The Associated Press.
The Killdeer was first produced by Joseph Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival Public/Newman Theater in New York City on March 28, 1974. It was directed by Melvin Bernhardt.