Tracy Letts' drama features a family dinner held following the funeral of the family's patriarch, hosted by the drug-addled mother. She proceeds to insult everyone at the table and expose the secret separation of her daughter and son-in-law, humiliating them both. The dinner soon escalates into a confrontation resulting in actual violence between mother and daughter. And, the weekend isn't over yet!
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.