"My parents took my brother and me to a performance of his when we were kids. He did an afternoon of Dame Edna, as well as a filthy drunk Emcee with a large pee stain. I had never seen anything like it. He was playing in a tiny theatre, and when he hurled those gladioli as weapons I couldn't breathe from laughing."
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.