Drama at the Dinner Table: Dysfunctional Dinners on Broadway
28 Nov 2013
Playbill.com gets in the holiday spirit by offering a round-up of the most dysfunctional family dinners seen on and Off-Broadway.
The holidays are here, and with them come large family gatherings – and large family dinners. There's no place like the dinner table for old grudges or new arguments or simply good old craziness to surface, and Broadway has been home to some of the most epic family meals ever seen.
If you need a break from your own relatives this Thanksgiving, we suggest you pay a visit to some of these dinner parties.
Click through to discover some of the most dysfunctional family dinners the stage has ever seen.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.