N.p. N.p., 1977. Draft script for the Off-Broadway premiere production of the acclaimed 1978 Sam Shepard play. Later generation copy (consistent with late 1970s-era Xerox duplication), likely made during production, with photocopied annotations in at least two different hands throughout (neither is Shepard's, thus presumably made by actors), as well as a substantial amount of dialogue crossed through (also photocopy), and copy No. 103 noted in holograph ink on the title page.
The play premiered on June 27, 1978 at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, and four months later the Off-Broadway production opened at the Theater for a New City, on October 19, 1978. It subsequently moved to the Lucille Lortel Theatre soon after opening, where it played until April 15, 1979. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and a tenth Obie Award for Shepard.
The play was revived for a two month run on Broadway in 1996 which followed a production at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in 1995. Shepard reworked some of the script for the Steppenwolf Theatre production, as he still found aspects "awkward and unfinished." The 1996 Broadway debut was nominated for five Tony Awards.
Ten years later, "Buried Child" had another Off-Broadway run for two months, beginning in February 2016 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. This production was transferred to Traflagar Studios in the West End for a 14 week run beginning in November of 2016..
Standard burgundy vinyl report binder with clear mylar front wrapper. Title page present, dated December, 1977, with credits for playwright Sam Shepard. 114 leaves, with last page of text unnumbered page 110. Photographically reproduced, later generation. Pages FIne, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two silver brads.